In article <1993Mar3.105352.23355 at gserv1.dl.ac.uk>, ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk (Tony Travis) writes:
>: The amount of information that is available via the Internet Gopher is
>: exploding. This includes information on plants. Notably five plant
>: genome databases are available via Gopher now: Arabidopsis, maize,
>: soybean, pine tree, and wheat. Other types of information are also
>: available like the Herbarium and ecological databases, and more are
>>I think that bionet.plants is _exactly_ the sort of place to let people
>know about plant-related databases available for ftp or via gopher, so
>please don't hesitate to post here.
I can add more information that was not specifically included in my
original message. The hostnames of those sites providing a Gopher
server related to plant biology is listed below. I try to keep this
list current on the Gopher that I run--its called the Arabidopsis
If you have Unix or VMS gopher client you can connect directly to a
different gopher servers by added the alternate hostname to the
command line. For example to connect with the Arabidopsis gopher:
For the Macintosh gopher clients this is a slightly differ procedure.
Use the "Another Gopher..." item under the File menu in TurboGopher or
use the "New Gopher Link" item under the Internet menu in GopherApp.
On the Arabidopsis gopher I maintain a folder listing a variety of
Gopher, WAIS and FTP servers collected into topic groups.
Here is the list of plant related Gopher servers. If the Path is
included then you will need to navigate down a level or two to find
the listed information once connected to the Host.
Name=Australian National Botanic Gardens
Name=Australian National University BioInformatics
Name=Beanbag - Newsletter on research in legume systematics
Name=Biodiversity and Biological Collections at Harvard
Name=Botanical Electronic News (British Columbia)
Name=Ecological Data Exchange at Yale
Name=Forestry Library at U. Minnesota
Name=Harvard Gray Herbarium Index of New World Plants
Name=Arabidopsis Research Companion (AAtDB)
Name=Soybean Data (Soybase, Iowa State)
Name=USDA Extension Service's Gopher Server
Name=Dendrome (Institute of Forest Genetics)
Name=GrainGenes, the Triticeae genome Gopher
Name=Maize Genome Database Gopher (Experimental)
cherry at frodo.mgh.harvard.edu