This article provides a script to ensure that your site carries
all of the "approved" bionet newsgroups. It should be used by the
local Usenet administrator to verify that all of the standard
bionet groups are in the "active" file or the equivalent thereof
on the local system. If you do not receive all of the bionet
groups or you are not sure whether or not you do, you should
ask your Usenet administrator to execute this checkgroups
NOTE: the moderated bionet newsgroups follow the convention that
articles can be delivered to the moderator by forming an address
consisting of the newsgroup name with the dots changed to dashes
@net.bio.net (i.e., bionet.software.sources articles go to
bionet-software-sources at net.bio.net.) If you run INN, you can
add "bionet.*:%s at net.bio.net" to /usr/lib/news/moderators to
achieve the same effect.
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Recent versions of news support a "checkgroups" control message that
can be used to help keep your active file in sync with the "standard"
bionet groups. What follows is a skeleton checkgroups control message
that you can customize and run locally to check your active file.
The following should be extracted and then passed directly to your
checkgroups script on standard input. It can also be posted locally,
with a distribution set to keep it internal to your local
organization. This is NOT the preferred method of operation, however,
as some distributions "leak" to a wider distribution of machines.
Also note that versions of C news prior to the performance release of
July 1992 do NOT handle checkgroups input properly and you should not
attempt to use the checkgroups feature. If you are running C news,
you are strongly encouraged to get and install a recent version so as
to take advantage of the checkgroups fix as well as many other
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Subject: cmsg checkgroups
bionet.agroforestry Agroforestry research.
bionet.announce Announcements of widespread interest to biologists. (Moderated)
bionet.audiology Research on audiology and hearing science (Moderated)
bionet.biology.cardiovascular Research discussions between scientists engaged in cardiovascular research
bionet.biology.computational Computer and mathematical applications. (Moderated)
bionet.biology.deepsea Research in deep-sea marine biology, oceanography, and geology (Moderated)
bionet.biology.grasses Research into the biology of grasses.
bionet.biology.n2-fixation Biological nitrogen fixation research.
bionet.biology.symbiosis Research in symbiosis (Moderated)
bionet.biology.tropical Research in tropical biology.
bionet.biology.vectors Research and control of arthropods which transmit disease. (Moderated)
bionet.biophysics The science and profession of biophysics.
bionet.celegans Research discussions on Caenorhabditis elegans and related nematodes (Moderated)
bionet.cellbiol Cell biology research.
bionet.cellbiol.cytonet Cytology research.
bionet.cellbiol.insulin Biology and chemistry of insulin and related receptors (Moderated)
bionet.chlamydomonas Research on Chlamydomonas and other green algae (Moderated)
bionet.diagnostics Problems and techniques in all fields of diagnostics (Moderated)
bionet.diagnostics.prenatal Research in prenatal diagnostics
bionet.drosophila Research into the biology of fruit flies.
bionet.ecology.physiology Research and education in physiological ecology (Moderated)
bionet.emf-bio Interactions of EM fields with biological systems. (Moderated)
bionet.general General BIOSCI discussion.
bionet.genome.arabidopsis Information about the Arabidopsis project (Moderated)
bionet.genome.autosequencing Research and support on automated DNA sequencing (Moderated)
bionet.genome.chromosomes Mapping/sequencing of eucaryote chromosomes.
bionet.genome.gene-structure Genome and chromatin structure and function (Moderated)
bionet.glycosci Research issues re carbohydrate and glycoconjugate molecules.
bionet.immunology Research in immunology.
bionet.info-theory Biological information theory.
bionet.jobs.offered Job openings in the biological sciences. (Moderated)
bionet.jobs.wanted Requests for employment in the biological sciences.
bionet.journals.contents Contents of biology journal publications. (Moderated)
bionet.journals.letters.biotechniques Discussion of articles from the journal Biotechniques. (Moderated)
bionet.journals.letters.tibs Letters to the Editor of Trends in Biochemical Science (Moderated)
bionet.journals.note Advice on dealing with journals in biology.
bionet.maize Research on maize (Moderated)
bionet.metabolic-reg Kinetics and thermodynamics at the cellular level.
bionet.microbiology The science and profession of microbiology.
bionet.microbiology.biofilms Research on microbial biofilms (Moderated)
bionet.molbio.ageing Research into cellular and organismal ageing.
bionet.molbio.bio-matrix Computer applications to biological databases.
bionet.molbio.embldatabank Info about the EMBL Nucleic acid database.
bionet.molbio.evolution Discussions about research in molecular evolution (Moderated)
bionet.molbio.gdb Messages to and from the GDB database staff.
bionet.molbio.genbank Info about the GenBank Nucleic acid database.
bionet.molbio.genbank.updates Daily GenBank update summaries. (Moderated)
bionet.molbio.gene-linkage Research into genetic linkage analysis.
bionet.molbio.genome-program Discussions regarding the international Human Genome Project (Moderated)
bionet.molbio.hiv Research into the molecular biology of HIV.
bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts Requests for information and lab reagents.
bionet.molbio.molluscs Research on mollusc DNA. (Moderated)
bionet.molbio.proteins Research on proteins and protein databases.
bionet.molbio.proteins.7tms_r Research on G-protein coupled receptor systems (Moderated)
bionet.molbio.proteins.fluorescent Research on fluorescent proteins and bioluminescence
bionet.molbio.rapd Research on Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA.
bionet.molbio.recombination Research on the recombination of DNA or RNA (Moderated)
bionet.molbio.yeast Molecular Biology and Genetics of Yeast (Moderated)
bionet.molec-model Physical and chemical aspects of molecular modelling.
bionet.molecules.free-radicals Research on free radicals in biology and medicine. (Moderated)
bionet.molecules.p450 Research on cytochrome P450
bionet.molecules.peptides Research involving peptides (Moderated)
bionet.molecules.repertoires Generation and use of libraries of molecules. (Moderated)
bionet.mycology Research on mycology (Moderated)
bionet.neuroscience Research issues in the neurosciences.
bionet.neuroscience.amyloid Research on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (Moderated)
bionet.organisms.pseudomonas Research on the genus Pseudomonas.
bionet.organisms.schistosoma Discussions about Schistosoma research (Moderated)
bionet.organisms.urodeles Research on urodele amphibians. (Moderated)
bionet.organisms.zebrafish Discussion group for Zebrafish (Daniorerio) researchers (Moderated)
bionet.parasitology Research into parasitology.
bionet.photosynthesis Research into photosynthesis. (Moderated)
bionet.plants Research into plant biology.
bionet.plants.education Education issues in plant biology
bionet.plants.signaltransduc Research on plant signal transduction (Moderated)
bionet.population-bio Population biology research.
bionet.prof-society.afcr American Federation for Clinical Research announcements (Moderated)
bionet.prof-society.aibs American Institute of Biological Sciences announcements. (Moderated)
bionet.prof-society.biophysics Biophysical Society announcements. (Moderated)
bionet.prof-society.cfbs Newsgroup for the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies (Moderated)
bionet.prof-society.csm Canadian Society of Microbiologists announcements. (Moderated)
bionet.prof-society.navbo Forum for the North American Vascular Biology Organization. (Moderated)
bionet.protista Discussion on protists (protozoa, algae, zoosporic fungi) (Moderated)
bionet.sci-resources Information about funding agencies, etc. (Moderated)
bionet.software Information about software for biology.
bionet.software.acedb Discussions by users of genome DBs using ACEDB.
bionet.software.gcg Discussions about using the GCG software.
bionet.software.sources Software Source relating to biology. (Moderated)
bionet.software.srs Discussions about Sequence Retrieval System (SRS) software
bionet.software.staden The Staden molecular sequence analysis software.
bionet.software.www WWW resources for biologists. (Moderated)
bionet.software.x-plor X-PLOR software for 3D macromolecular structure determination
bionet.structural-nmr Structural NMR of Macromolecules (Moderated)
bionet.toxicology Research in toxicology
bionet.users.addresses Who's who in Biology.
bionet.virology Research into virology. (Moderated)
bionet.women-in-bio Discussion of issues related to women in biology (Moderated)
bionet.xtallography Research into protein crystallography.
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