What's a schmoo?

Michael Kolotila x3644 mkolotila at necc.mass.edu
Thu Sep 18 08:22:39 EST 1997

Hi Colin;
  If I remember correctly a schmoo was a creature in the L'il Abner
cartoon strip.  It was a long time ago, so my memory may be faulty.  They
looked like elongated marshmellows if I remember correctly.

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On Wed, 17 Sep 1997, Colin Martel wrote:

> Here is a simple question originally published in "The Challenge of
> Genetics" Grossfield and Simon, 1971:
> A wild-type female schmoo who is graceful (G) is mated to a
> non-wild-type male who is gruesome (g). Their progeny consist solely
> of graceful males and gruesome females. Interpret these results and
> give the genotypes of the parents and the offspring.
> It's irrelevant to the question but I can't find what a schmoo is.
> Before I search anymore, I'd at least like to know if it's a real
> animal. Anyone has a clue? Or better, a picture? (now that would be
> impressive).
> Colin

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