Cloning nomenclature

CSC un691cs at
Thu Jun 17 03:53:04 EST 1999

On Thu, 17 Jun 1999, Frank O. Fackelmayer wrote:

> Hi Bill,
> There is no convention for naming clones. Everyone chooses a name (s)he likes. The
> only thing that is usually accepted is a "p" as the first letter of a plasmid
> name.

For plasmids name, try to circumvent vip (very important
plasmid/phage/product/...), pis, pus or pnis. Although funny, there must
be thousands around. My favorite still is the plasmid series GKW... God
Knows What.


------------------ Clemens Suter-Crazzolara, PhD  --------------------
                 German Cancer Research Center DKFZ       
                 Dept. Molecular Biophysics (H0200)           
                 INF 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

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