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Re: It's official: Perl = Per1

by Itatsumaki (Friar)
on May 04, 2004 at 20:36 UTC ( #350543=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to It's official: Perl keeps you awake at night.

Actually, this is kinda funny -- the gene isn't perl, but rather "Per One", it's just that the 1 and l look the same in the font in that article. Per1 is the symbol for Period Homolog 1, a PAS family protein first identified in drosophila (fruit fly). The period series of genes (two in higher eukaryotes, I think) are critical clock proteins, important for setting circadian rhythm.


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Re^2: It's official: Perl = Per1
by tye (Sage) on May 04, 2004 at 21:08 UTC

    Actually, it is that "Per1" looked exactly like "Perl" to the person who typed in the copy for the web page. Go to and search for "Perl" (3 matches) and search for "Per1" (no matches) and you'll see.

    - tye        

Re: Re: It's official: Perl = Per1
by BrowserUk (Pope) on May 04, 2004 at 21:02 UTC

    Awe! You ruined a nice joke ... but it's nice to know the facts. Thanks:)

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