I agree with Paul's 1,3,4.
Concerning the point 2.: What about using a nomenclature such as unc-b1,
unc-b2 etc. for the C. briggsae mutants which have not been characterized
at the molecular level (and then, if so call them for ex. Cb-unc-22 once
they have been as proposed in point 1?). The Pristionchus ones could be
unc-p1, the Oscheius ones unc-o1 or unc-t1 or whatever-if-ever-I
get-a-species-name-for-this-damned-species. This seems to me less
cumbersome that the unc[Cb]-1 that Paul originally proposed, but it is the
same idea. Protein would be UNC-b1 (or UNC-B1)?
(Alternatives: unc-B1 or uncB1)
For Paul's point 3.: The other problem is that for Pristionchus and
Oscheius, Jonathan told us so far that he did not want to check on our
three-letter designations, so, with Ralf, we have come up with ped- vul-
dov- cov- and whatever. I hope they are not yet on the C. elegans list.
Should we now apply for them?
All the best,
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