Favourite gene name?

Susanne Rohrer srohrer.minus at this.immv.unizh.ch
Thu Feb 8 08:05:14 EST 2001

Hedgehog (I seem to recall drosophila embryos having "spikes") and,
following from that, sonic hedgehog (and also indian hedgehog and even
desert hedgehog)

Tinman (no heart, i think, in zebrafish) and heart of glass,

and, 18 wheeler (in embryonic cells that migrate a long way) and Toll in

I'm sure there must be some names derived from Tolkien or even Star


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