Via media

  title={Via media},
  author={Durgadas P Kasbekar},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
The gene for the ergosterol biosynthetic enzyme C-14 reductase is named ERG24 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and erg-3 in Neurospora crassa. [While we're on the subject, I have to correct the misspelling of Sydney Brenner's name in the previous editorial. I mixed it up with Sidney Poitier's, who has a daughter named Sydney. Sorry.] ERG24 and erg-3 research has taken different trajectories, driven by mutant/wild-type differences on variously supplemented media, bringing to mind Marshall McLuhan's… CONTINUE READING