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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.

-Tats

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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 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3682207.stm 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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