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URODELES/bionet.organisms.urodeles passes: 83 YES to 0 NO.

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Fri Jul 22 21:18:39 EST 1994

I am pleased to announce that URODELES/bionet.organisms.urodeles
passed the vote and will be created.  Although the vote was unanimous,
it just barely squeaked by the 80 votes needed for approval.  However,
as the prototype group was pretty active, I am confident that this
research community will make good use of the facility.

Please continue to post to the current mailing list
urodeles at net.bio.net until an announcement is made in
BIONEWS/bionet.announce and on the urodeles at net.bio.net mailing list
that the USENET newsgroup is up and running.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net

Proposal to establish URODELES/bionet.organisms.urodeles

Proposed USENET name:  bionet.organisms.urodeles

Proposed mailing list name:  URODELES

Proposed e-mail addresses:  urodeles at net.bio.net
                            urodeles at daresbury.ac.uk

Discussion leaders:  Susan Duhon
                     duhon at ucs.indiana.edu

                     Anthony Mescher
                     mescher at ucs.indiana.edu

Newsgroup character: Bionet.organisms.urodeles is a forum for
scientific discussions and a source of information for the community
of biologists interested in any aspect of urodele amphibian biology.
The name URODELES was chosen to reflect the common interest among
scientists working with axolotls, salamanders, and newts.

Functions of the newsgroup:

The newsgroup will facilitate rapid communication among research scientists
and educators using urodele amphibians in any biological field, including
but not limited to developmental biology, genetics, physiology, immunology,
ecology, taxonomy, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, etc. and will thereby
allow more rapid progress in research involving urodeles.

The newsgroup will provide a forum for discussions of problems, old and new
ideas, journal publications, and recent developments in amphibian research.

The newsgroup will also provide sources of practical advice, methodologies,
answers to frequently asked questions concerning amphibian husbandry and
techniques used in urodele research, and availability of unique reagents for
research with urodeles (e.g., antibodies, cDNAs, primers and gene sequences,
DNA libraries, mutants, etc.).

Finally, the newsgroup will serve as a bulletin board for announcements of
meetings, conferences, job opportunities, and funding sources of interest to
biologists studying urodeles.

Subscribers are welcome from universities or any academic institutions,
government agencies, hospitals and other medical institutions, and
industrial or commercial organizations. Contributions within the functions
outlined above are encouraged. The newsgroup is expected to run in an
unmoderated fashion and we are willing to act as current coordinators.

Susan Duhon
Assistant Director, Indiana University Axolotl Colony

Anthony Mescher
Professor of Anatomy, Indiana University School of Medicine

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