Day 193 (8q22.1-8q22.3): DPY19L4, a name from worm genetics


Day 193 has 48 protein-coding genes (browser view), including DPY19L4 (dpy-19-like 4, C. elegans.)

Many human genes get their names from the world of fly genetics, but this is an example that gets its name from worm genetics. Dpy-19 is a dumpy gene in worms, meaning it leads to a short and fat worm. This gene in humans is only known through its homology to this gene originally studied in worms.

Click here to see all 8537567 letters of Day 193 with DPY19L4 underlined.

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