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Western & Eastern & Far Western & other blots

Susanne Rohrer "srohrer(removethis)" at immv.unizh.ch
Fri Oct 13 05:30:41 EST 2000

Bruno Cenni wrote:

> Hi all,
> I was wondering where the different blot names come from (apart from the
> obvious Southern blot), and yes it's for a lecture and there will be
> students asking it... so if you know of even more blot names and the origin
> of their name I'd be happy to know.

It's jargon, first used, probably jokingly, for Nothern, then all the others.
(I think Ausubel says so) - Northwestern or Southwestern also exists iirc.

But Eastern - you'd have to come up with a fourth species other than DNA, RNA,
or protein.

Any Ideas, anyone?



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