Natural Phenomena Named After Frank Zappa
just a bit of fun for a Thursday)

"There is nothing I'd like better than having a jellyfish named after me"
[FZ, quoted in a letter from Gail Zappa to Ferdinando Boero, June 29,1983]

The ZapA from the Black Lagoon

"A Fish Called Zappa"

Spider of Destiny

The Planet Zappafrank

ZapA (Proteus mirabilis)
The following chart shows the relationship between ZapA and other members of the serralysin family of zinc mettaloproteases, including those of the infamous E. coli:


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