L' Eomot Inversé (3/26/2012)
The sspI restriction enzyme is so named because it's used to cut the sspI gene from the genome. The gene itself appears to encode for a spore protein in yeast.
Thanks, Gazareth, now we know what it is. :-)
But we still don't know what it stands for when used in that context. ;-)
Ha yeah, got a bit carried away :-D
Far as I can tell, it stands for the not-terribly-exciting "Small, acid-soluble spore protein I".
I preferred it when Physiologists named proteins :-)