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Response to "Problems with LAP nomenclature"

Bilder, David and Birnbaum, Daniel and Borg, Jean-Paul and Huibregtse, Jon and Kennedy, Mary and Labouesse, Michel and Mechler, Bernard and Perrimon, Norbert (2001) Response to "Problems with LAP nomenclature". Nature Cell Biology, 3 (4). E90. ISSN 1465-7392. doi:10.1038/35070149.

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In calling attention to the several biomolecular entities whose names have been abbreviated `LAP', Wilson et al. raise an important issue. Acronyms and similar abbreviations are beneficial for a term that is used repeatedly in a publication; however, the existence of multiple entities that use the same abbreviation can cause confusion. It is for this reason that the universal standard of journals calls for explicit definition of an abbreviation at its first usage in a paper. This technique serves to dispel ambiguity that might arise.

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Official Citation:Response to "Problems with LAP nomenclature" - pE90 David Bilder, Daniel Birnbaum, Jean-Paul Borg, Jon Huibregtse, Mary Kennedy, Michel Labouesse, Bernard Mechler & Norbert Perrimon doi:10.1038/35070149
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