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Gene nomenclature

Thu May 26 08:21:59 EST 1994

I didn't attend the Chlamy meeting and am only peripherally/occasionally a
Chlamy person, but am interested in the nomenclature because my lab is
sequencing nuclear and plastid genes from Polytoma and Polytomella.  It's
my impression that Susan's suggestion is meant to apply to genetic loci;
would it also apply to sequenced genes?  The International Society of Plant
Molecular Biology established a Commission on Plant Gene Nomenclature. 
They established a system for naming genes that had been sequenced; it is
not intended to replace established nomenclature for genetic loci.  The
system covers nuclear and plastid genes but not mitochondrial genes.  Given
that Chlamy is probably more closely related to plants than it is to
animals, yeast, or bacteria, it might be a good idea to adopt this
nomenclature for sequenced genes ... if that hasn't already been done.

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