Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An individual showing features characteristic of a genotype other than its own, but produced environmentally rather than genetically.
- ‘RNA interference with maxillopedia double-stranded RNA results in phenocopies of mxp mutant phenotypes ranging from partial to complete transformations.’
- ‘Recently we and others have used double-stranded RNA interference to generate null phenocopies of specific genes in Drosophila.’
- ‘Lymphocytes were suspended in the culture medium and stored in a plastic culture bottle for 18 h at 4°C to prevent phenocopies.’
- ‘While transposon mutagenesis involves elaborate PCR screening, RNAi generates only gene-specific phenocopies of loss-of-function mutations and does not always cause a true null phenotype.’
- ‘On the basis of these data and the observation that antisense expression of At4g29830 resulted in a phenocopy of the vip phenotype, we concluded that At4g29830 is the VIP3 gene.’
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.