How do we remember what is what?...

Hugo Eric eric at
Wed Apr 7 08:15:27 EST 1993

ST802107 at BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU (Mark Siegal) writes:

>When I was a teaching assistant for Genetics, I gave students the
>following mnemonic for purines and pyrimidines:

>pYrimidines = cYtosine, thYmine

>purines     = guanine, adenine

>(The 2 bases with Y's in the name are pyrimidines, also
>with a Y in the name.)

Another mnemonic:
CUT the Py
Cytosine Uracil Thymidine the PYrimidines
^        ^      ^             ^^
Anyone know of any other useful biological mnemonics?
  Eric R. Hugo, Postdoctoral Research Associate |eric at
  Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics|                
  Washington University School of Medicine      |               
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