So from this brilliant post we can discern that Kira’s tag number, or at least the number Dyad uses to classify her, is in fact:
Now we all know that Cosima’s number is 324b21. Quick theory, but perhaps the letter designates the generation. That being, our Tatianas came in the Bgeneration, and thus the offspring of a Tatiana would be part of the Cgeneration. Or perhaps the Cclassification denotes the entirely new being that Kira is. There are so many roads this could be taken. (Please oh please John and Graeme give us some deep meaning in these tag numbers)
Regardless, does this mean I hope an A generation exists in some form or another?
You’re damn darn right.
OH HOLY MOLY ANOTHER TAG NUMBER!!!!
Ok, as many of you know, I have been waiting a REALLY LONG TIME for another tag number. And in that really long time, I have done a little research into what clone tag numbers look like.
So, unfortunately, my research has led me to believe that the letter classification doesn’t exactly mean too much. When naming clones, there’s a standardized nomenclature:
(for more information on how this works you can click here for the NCBI Clone Database FAQ).
But, basically, our infamous Orphan Black tag numbers come from a microtiter plate, that probably looks like one of these guys:
Cosima was on plate 324, row B, column 21.
It’s like an Excel sheet basically. But, for science.
With regards to Kira’s tag number, I’m thinking it’s probably the case that Kira has the same tag number as Sarah (and Helena). No one would have had the opportunity to get in her genome to change it, and so it’s likely she would have inherited it.
(But, OH BABY! This now means I have three tag numbers for the price of one which makes me a very happy Jacq indeed).
However, I do have one nagging question about the 33 number. Since microtiter plates always have a 2:3 ratio, getting all the way to column 33 would make that a really, really large plate. We’d have to go into double letters (just like in Excel!). And that’s, well, not exactly as poetic as I would have liked.
But, this could just be the Props Department, at it again, driving me crazy.
Thus concludes my rudimentary science lesson. People who have actually seen a microtiter plate before, please feel free to jump in here.
YAY TAG NUMBERS!