Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A section of a chromosome that is an imperfect copy of a functional gene.
- ‘Four alleles were putative pseudogenes and no Pto genes could be isolated from seven individuals of different Lycopersicon species.’
- ‘We use the fact that processed pseudogenes and functional genes are subject to different nucleotide-substitution patterns.’
- ‘Gene conversion from pseudogenes is also thought to be important in polycystic kidney disease.’
- ‘Finally, it is conceivable that a copy of a multicopy gene family is a pseudogene.’
- ‘In this process new genes are created by repeated gene duplications, and some genes may later become pseudogenes or even be deleted from the genome.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.