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: