In response to the yeast newsgroup community's urgings that we
eliminate the postings that are not germane to the newsgroup's
scholarly purposes, Biosci is changing YEAST to a moderated newsgroup.
Francis Ouellette, the current discussion leader, will assume
moderator's duties. The policies of Biosci for changing from
unmoderated to moderated status do not require any formal vote, only
that the Biosci administator ascertain the community sentiments from
the discussion leader. Dr. Ouellette has revised the unmoderated
charter to conform with the requested moderated status; these changes
are non-substantive, in my view, mainly asserting that clearly
non-scientific or commercial material be excluded. However, Dr.
Ouellete has asked that the new charter be published in the yeast
newsgroup for a week so that the community can have a chance to
Please send comments to the newsgroup. The proposed charter is
USENET newsgroup name: bionet.molbio.yeast
One line Description: Molecular Biology and Genetics of Yeast
Moderation address: yeast at net.bio.net
(yeast-moderator at net.bio.net
is an alias for yeast at net.bio.net)
Moderator: Francis Ouellette
Mailing list name: YEAST
E-mail addresses: yeast at net.bio.netyeast at daresbury.ac.uk
bionet.molbio.yeast is a forum for scientific discussions and a source
of information for the community of scientist interested in any aspect
of the molecular biology and genetics of yeast. These will mostly deal
with Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe but
discussions involving other Ascomycota species are welcome. Readers
should nonetheless be aware that there is an emphasis with the
afore mentioned species.
Functions of the Newsgroup: To provide a forum for the exchange and
diffusion of information concerning yeast molecular biology and yeast
genetics in general. This will take place via the exchange of
available information about yeast people, meetings, symposia,
workshops, and positions in laboratories (fellowships). To provide a
forum for discussions of scientific nature, queries about protocols,
strains, plasmids, vectors, nomenclature and yeast genome project
The newsgroup will provide a forum for discussions of problems, old and
new ideas, journal publications, and recent developments in yeast
molecular biology and genetics. The newsgroup will also provide
sources of practical advice, methodologies, answers to frequently asked
questions concerning understanding of the yeast cell.
Subscribers are welcome from universities or any academic institutions,
government agencies, medical institutions, and industrial or commercial
organizations. Contributions within the functions outlined above are
encouraged from all.
Moderation Policy: The change of status of this newsgroup to
moderation is to deal with innapropriate messages posted to this
newsgroup, and not to stiffle scientific inquiries or yeast curiosity.
Mass-posted commercial messages, chain letters, and similar postings
not germane to yeast biology (in the largest sense) will be deleted
without comment. Inappropriate messages posted in good faith will be
returned to the sender (e.g. request for subscription information will
receive appropriate instructions, as they do now). Messages not
strictly within the charter but likely to be of interest to some
subscribers (e.g., messages dealing with certain aspects of yeast in
the brewing industry, the use of yeast for a highschool science
project or medical questions about yeast infections) will be accepted
and posted to the group.
Use of the newsgroup for commercial purposes is prohibited, in agreement
with the BIOSCI charter.
B.F. Francis Ouellette tel: (301) 496-2477 ext 247
GenBank Coordinator fax: (301) 435-2433
NCBI/NLM/NIH Building 38A
francis at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Bethesda, MD 20894, USA