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8 thoughts on “What’s your favourite gene?”

    1. Seems that gene names in Drosophila have always been very descriptive of the mutant phenotype, which allows for some creativity! Maybe someone else has a better idea of the history behind Drosophila gene naming?

    1. This is true! The German krüppel for the cripple phenotype in flies and the Greek use of callipyge for ‘beautiful buttocks’ as a trait should really get a mention amongst others (although technically the latter is a mutation and not a gene). Unfortunately my understanding of non-English gene names is limited by my grasp of other languages and trust of google/wikipedia!


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