From: Scott Baird <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri Oct 17, 2003 5:27:10 AM US/Pacific
To: Paul Sternberg <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: nomenclature, non-elegans
The nomenclatural proposal looks good, with one caveat. I would like
a statement on the priority of gene names. i.e. if a gene is first
defined mutationally its name should not change if sequence analyses
later identify it as an ortholog of a C. elegans gene. e.g. I'd be
happy to have the C. remanei gene ung-1 renamed as unc-cr1 but would
oppose it later being renamed cr-unc-4 if it turns out to be (as I
suspect it will) an ortholog of unc-4.
Also, I'd like to formally propose the C. remanei community adopt cr
as a prefix for orthologs and alleles.