Favourite gene name?

Scott Coutts scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au
Tue Feb 13 02:53:52 EST 2001

Less funny than the fucose kinase, but still unfortunately named are
arylsulphatase E genes: 'ARSE'.

(There are actually several arylsuphatases, and they're named starting
with A, so there's ARSA, ARSB, ARSC etc)

Dima Klenchin wrote:
> Michael Witty <mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> :> I like "cheap date", a Drosophila mutant with increased alcohol
> :> sensitivity.
> :
> :One tragic case was the scientists (from a non-english speaking country)
> :who gave their Fucose Kinase sequence a name too obvious to mention.
> Oh, LOL! Can hardly believe this is for real!
>         - Dima

Scott J. Coutts                 
Bacterial Pathogenesis Research Group
Monash University, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9905 4838       
Email: scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au 

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