Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A variation in a single base pair in a DNA sequence.
- ‘All of these variations are single nucleotide polymorphisms rather than insertions/deletions, and only two different nucleotides were observed at each of these sites.’
- ‘But 0.1 percent vary from person to person; many of those variations are known as single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs (pronounced ‘snips’).’
- ‘In contrast, analyses of Y chromosome single nucleotide polymorphism did not provide any clear evidence for demographic expansions.’
- ‘Such variations, called single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, occur about every 1,000 bases in our DNA and are generally considered to be harmless.’
- ‘In recent years, the complete genome sequence and thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms from laboratory mice, which are largely genetic hybrids between Mus musculus and M. domesticus, have become available.’
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.