Plasmid nomenclature

Daniel Mytelka mytelka at zenith.Berkeley.EDU
Mon Apr 3 23:19:38 EST 1995

>In Article <950328.090915.PST.MUNGO at UVVM.UVic.CA>, MUNGO at UVVM.UVIC.CA wrote:
>I have a rather simple question regarding the description of a plasmid as
>presented in a paper.  The plasmid contains multiple genes that have been
>spliced together and this is described in the paper as "CAB::LUC::E9".  I
>know the CAB, LUC, and E9.  Is there any significance to the "::"?  Does
>it have a specific meaning ?  Excuse the ignorance if this is common.

Classically, this referred to the insertion of something into a gene,
such as a transposon (eg lacZ::Tn10).


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