Pronunciation of numbers in plasmid names, etc.?

D.K. dk at no.email.thankstospam.net
Thu Feb 3 22:03:41 EST 2005


In article <4202e010.20784444 at news.ind.sbcglobal.net>, nick_theodorakis at hotmail.com (Nick Theodorakis) wrote:
>On 3 Feb 2005 08:13:24 -0800, peter_frankde at yahoo.de (Peter Frank)
>wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I don't know if this is the right place to ask but I assume in a pure
>>English language newsgroup most people probably wouldn't know a lot
>>about scientific terminology, so I thought I better post it here.
>>
>
>I'll tell you how I pronounce things, which may or may not be the way
>most people do.
>
>>
>>pUC18 (heard it being pronounced pUC eighteen) - plasmid
>>pUC119 (heard it being proncounced pUC one nineteen) - plasmid
>>
>
>I usually pronounce the pUC plasmids as if they were the word "Puck."
>(And pGEM as "pee-gem")
>
>>JM109 (heard it being pronounced JM one oh nine) - 
>
>That's how I say it.
>
>>HEK-293 (?) - eukaryotic cell line
>
>I usually just say "two-ninety-three"
>
>
>>Hsp70 (?) - protein
>
>Aich ess pee (i.e, H  S P said as seperate letters) seventy
>
>>CD135 (?) - protein
>>
>
>Cee Dee one thirty five
>

All the same for me. 

DK



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