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The Topic: Words in the Genome

According to this page, the longest word discovered in the entire SwissPROT protein database is 'CHAPSTICK.'

That amino acid sequence, FYI, is found in Giardia lambia, the protozoan parasite that causes Beaver Fever.


Alex Trebek
Ooh. I'm sorry, but that word is a trademarked name and therefore disqualified.

And I'm sorry, but your response was not phrased in the form of a question. I disqualify you first.

Alex Trebek
Who is the one on trial here?

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