just in case you thought biologists were actually serious people, certain cell protrusions are called blebs, mating yeast are called shmoos, and we named a developmental gene sonic hedgehog and its inhibitor is robotnikinin
So, while watching Animal Planet at 7:30 after not being able to fall asleep last night I learned that the gene that causes some of the mutations in animals and such is called “Sonic hedgehog”. Apparently it’s a vital gene in all life. It’s weird, there’s a protein called Pikachurin and the gene Zbtb7 was originally called Pokemon.
Oh yeah, there’s an inhibitor protein or gene or something for Sonic hedgehog. What is it? Robotnikinin, of course!