plasmid nomenclature

Fri Jun 21 09:58:20 EST 1991

Are there accepted guidelines for naming plasmids?

I have created two variations of pBR322 that will hopefully play a major part 
in my future research.  I'd like to give them designations that I can use in
publications, but since I'm not really in the molecular engineering field I
won't be applying to the Plasmid Registry for a block of indentifiers -- I'll
probably only be creating these two new constructs.  Are there guidelines for
creating new names?  If possible, I'd like to use something that indicates their
relationship to pBR322.

Bill Melchior
National Center for Toxicological Research
Jefferson, AR  72079
(501) 543-7206

wmelchior at

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