Favourite gene name?

Ian A. York iayork at panix.com
Thu Feb 8 08:54:15 EST 2001


In article <3A829987.8085C58F at this.immv.unizh.ch>,
Susanne Rohrer  <nospam at rzu-mailhost.unizh.ch> wrote:
>
>I'm sure there must be some names derived from Tolkien or even Star
>Trek.

Tolkein, certainly: A friend of mine named a Drosophila gene "Smaug,"  
because it leads to the eviction of "nanos".

Ian 
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    Ian York   (iayork at panix.com)  <http://www.panix.com/~iayork/>
    "-but as he was a York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a
     very respectable Man." -Jane Austen, The History of England






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