Abbreviations

Please browse the list of abbreviations and corresponding full terms used for common species names and molecular biology research applications used across the website.

Species Name Abbreviations

Abbreviation Full Name
Alg Algae
ALL Species Independent
Am Amphibians
Ar Arabidopsis thaliana
Av Avian
Ba Bacteria
Bg Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas)
BS Brine Shrimp (Artemia franciscanna)
Bv Bovine
C.el Nematode (Caenorhabditis elegans)
Ck Chicken
Co Coral (Anthozoa)
Cp Carp (Cypriniformes)
Cr Crab
Ct Cat
Cz Chimpanzee
Dg Dog
Dr Fruit Fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
Eu Eukaryote
Fr Frog
Fs Fish
Fu Fungi
Gb Gerbil
GP Guinea Pig (Cavia porcellus)
Gt Goat
Hm Hamster
Hr Horse
Hu Human
Inv Invertebrate
Is Insect
Mk Monkey
Mlsk Mollusk
Mm Mammal
Ms Mouse
P.fa Plasmodium falciparum
Pg Pig
Pl Plant
Pz Protozoa
Qu Quail
Rb Rabbit
Rt Rat
Sh Sheep
Shk Shark
Slm Salmon
Sn Snake
Sq Squirrel
SS Sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
T.sp Nematode (Trichinella spiralis)
Tt Trout
Vt Vertebrate
Xe African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
Ys Yeast
Zf Zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Application Abbreviations

Abbreviation Full Term
AAA ATPase activity assay
AcoSA Actin co-sedimentation assay
AfP Affinity Purification
BL Block/Inhibit
ChIP Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
Co-IP Co-Immunoprecipitation
DB Dot Blot
ELISA Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay
FA Functional Assay
FACS Fluorescence-activated cell sorting
FCM Flow Cytometry
GS Gel Shift
ICC/IF Immunocytochemistry
IEM Immuno-Electron Microscopy
IF Immunofluorescence
IHC Immunohistochemistry
IP Immunoprecipitation
PBA Protein Binding Assay
PLA Proximity Ligation Assay
RIA Radioimmunoassay
SDS-PAGE Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis
WB Western Blot