Cloning nomenclature

John R. McQuiston zje8 at
Fri Jun 18 08:08:24 EST 1999

We had one a few years back that I liked, pBFP.  It was a very large plasmid.


In article 
<Pine.GSO.4.05.9906171048270.23342-100000 at>, 
un691cs at says...
>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 
>> 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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