[Bioforum] Re: Human Gene Nomenclature

Bob bbx107 at excite.XXXX.com
Wed Jan 18 22:57:26 EST 2006


On 15 Jan 2006 09:30:03 -0800, artyw2 at yahoo.com wrote:

>Is the proper nomenclature for the wild type allele of  a human disease
>gene always  just "+"? Or would it be, for example HD(superscript)+,
>for the Huntington's disease gene wild type allele?
>http://www.gene.ucl.ac.uk/nomenclature/guidelines.html has some rules
>on naming symbols, but I cant seem to find this point addressed.

The wild type allele is the + allele. How you show it would depend on
context, but somehow you need to be clear what gene you are talking
about. So I don't know what you mean by saying just +.

bob


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