Monday, 9 April 2007

Fruit fly genes

A list of fruit fly genes. To see more visit FlyNome, "a database of drosophila nomenclature" here

always early
archipelago
asteroid
baboon
bag of marbles
bifocal
blistery
breathless
buttonhead
canoe
capulet
curly
domeless
droopy
egalitarian
fringe connection
giant
glass bottom boat
hedgehog
jaunty
jelly belly
ken and barbie
moleskin
out of sync
parched
peanut
prickly
roundabout
scarlet
seven up
sevenless
short egg
spaghetti squash
stubble
taxi
tinman
Van Gogh
wishful thinking

1 comments:

Dez said...

Cathy,

Is it just me, or is there a "sexually challenged" Aussie "trucker" slant buried within the Fruit Fly gene naming convention?

I picked some names and put them in an order where I ended up with a mental image I just had to share:

18-Wheeler
Stubble
Glass bottom boat
Grunge
Buttonhead
Moleskin
Dead ringer
Ken and Barbie
Big brain
Curly
Rotated penis
Thick veins
Breathless
Wishful thinking
Out of sync
Always early
Swallow (just couldn't help myself sorry)
Parched
Bruchpilot
Fear of intimacy
Jelly belly
Jaunty
Droopy
Bag of marbles
Malignant brain tumor
Spaghetti squash
Fringe connection
Hu li tai shao
Zero population growth


I think there's some folk out there who've been looking at Fruit Fly's so long they appear to be using gene names as a creative outlet ;-)

Can I share with y'all a list that I've been inspired to create after hearing about your obsession with lists:

Dez's top 30 places to get free books

Welcome to the blogosphere Cath, and can't wait to see some pithy prose wrapped around your lists. Keep the posts comming, can't wait to see what list is next!

Cheers,

Dez

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