Gene Nomenclature

For specific information about gene nomenclature guidelines, click here for the RGD Nomenclature Information page.

Biological nomenclature is used to create unambiguous references to genetic objects. Learn more about this valuable tool with this video series.


Part I: The History and Reasoning Behind Biological Nomenclature

 Part II: Gene Nomenclature

Accurate nomenclature is becoming an increasingly indispensable tool used to disambiguate genetic objects such as genes, QTLs and strains. This video will give you background on the history of nomenclature and its importance, in order to strengthen your understanding of genetic nomenclature. Standardized biological nomenclature is a valuable and ever-expanding tool that researchers can use in order to reliably retrieve data and research the genome through analysis tools, such as the ones available in RGD. Learn more about rat, mouse and human gene nomenclature, particularly how it is assigned and where you can go to seek help when naming your genes.

To view other RGD tutorial videos, visit the Rat Community Videos page.

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