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Hi Folks,

it's true, Steve Vai if officially in the "Book of Life" and by that I mean his name features in a protein sequences encoded in the genome of a bacterial plant pathogen called "Pseudomonas aeruginosa"

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/protein/334843702

have a look at the sequence starting at position 61.

pretty cool in my book!
 

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chances of this sequence of letters occurring by chance is 1/20^8 i.e. one in 25.6 billion...

In biology this means it has probably happened lots of times..
 

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ummm yes it does... did you not see my link? Ill post it again

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/protein/334843702

look at position 61 it reads stevevai......
Dude what I meant is that it is unique to that protein. 1 in 25.6 billion is even in genome biology not really likely. There doesn't seem to be any other reference seq protein with STEVEVAI as amino acid sequence. So it's indeed special. Or Pseudomonas really rocks.
 

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I don't understand any of this, but if that is supposed to be random letters ('Einstein's random monkey at a typewriter theory) it's pretty cool!
 
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