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Introductory Welcoming Message from Discussion Leader

Amer. Soc. of Parasitologists parasite at zoo.toronto.edu
Wed Mar 2 22:17:22 EST 1994

On behalf of Dr. Daniel R. Brooks and Dr. Sherwin S. Desser (the other
two discussion leaders), I welcome you to "bionet.parasitology".

We thank Dave Kristofferson, the BIOSCI/bionet Manager, and
all of the people associated with the maintenance and running
of bionet.  Without them, we would not have this forum
for discussion, expression and exchange of ideas.

I will now take this opportunity to state the Charter of this
newsgroup, followed by an excerpt from an earlier posting by
Dave Kristofferson that briefly explains the mechanics of
using this newsgroup.

In addition, people that post to this newsgroup might consider
providing a bit of background on their area of expertise, the
parasite(s) they use and the project that they are currently
working on.  (thank-you for the suggestion Jacqui)

Happy postings and interactions.

                                         Henry Hong
                                     hank at zoo.toronto.edu
                                     parasite at zoo.toronto.edu


CHARTER FOR PARASITOLOGY/bionet.parasitology:

The name of this proposed group, "parasitology", was chosen to
reflect the broad ranging and multi-disciplinary nature of the field
that involves the study or application of parasites and parasitism.

The purpose of this newsgroup is to:

1) encourage and facilitate interaction, communication and
   exchange of on-going information, ideas, experiences and specimens
   among the community of parasitologists which includes researchers,
   educators and any other interested parties working with,
   or interested in, any aspect of parasites and parasitism;
   communication through this newsgroup to request specimens
   from diverse regions (where personal contact may not have
   existed) or to advertise forthcoming field trips would
   facilitate the collection of obscure/rare specimens;

2) stimulate the growth and interest in the field of parasitology,
   and promote a better understanding of this discipline;

3) promote discussions about parasitology in the educational
   system and academic programs;

4) provide a forum for friendy discussion and debate on
   topical issues;

5) provide news, analysis, insight and information on articles
   related to parasitology;

6) announce both Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations in parasitology
   and job opportunities/academic positions that are
   available in this field;

7) announce upcoming meetings/conferences and to encourage
   interaction between various parasitological societies;

8) announce university, government and industry awards related
   to the field;

9) announce press releases related to parasitology.

Subscribers would be welcomed from universities, colleges, high schools,
and any other academic institutions, government agencies, hospitals and
industry.  Individuals are encouraged to participate by posting
articles that adhere to the aforementioned outline.

This newsgroup should not be used as a forum for the promulgation
of highly eccentric or personal theories, and it should not be
used as a battleground for personal attacks or "flame" wars.



If you have access to bionet on USENET:

If you have access to USENET then all you need do is participate in
bionet.parasitology.  You can ignore the information below about the
e-mail list, but might want to skip ahead to the info about the

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Leave the Subject: line of the message blank and enter the following
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Please send a message to either of the following addresses depending
upon your location:

Personal Help Address                Location
---------------------                 --------
biosci at daresbury.ac.uk               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
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and someone on the staff will help you.  PLEASE DO NOT send mail to
our personal e-mail addresses as this will delay a response to your
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How to post a message to the group:

If you have USENET access, post your message into bionet.parasitology.  If
you use e-mail, simply mail your message to one of the following
addresses depending upon your location

Posting Address                      Location
---------------                      --------
parasite at daresbury.ac.uk             Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
parasite at net.bio.net                 Americas and the Pacific Rim

and your message will be distributed automatically to everyone on the
list.  There is no editorial intervention.  PLEASE DO NOT send
subscription requests to this address as you will bother everyone on
the newsgroup.  Please follow the directions above for
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How to reply to an e-mail message on the group:

Replies to messages that you receive will *NOT* be automatically
returned to the group.  This is the standard reply mode for Internet
mailing lists as opposed to BITNET LISTSERVs.  You must be certain
that your reply contains one of the following addresses

Posting Address                      Location
---------------                      --------
parasite at daresbury.ac.uk             Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
parasite at net.bio.net                 Americas and the Pacific Rim

in the mail header if you want to share it with everyone on the group.
Otherwise in most cases your reply may go back to only the original
poster of the message to which you are replying.

ALWAYS be certain that you examine the address on your messages before
you send them!!!  Once a message is sent there is no way to cancel it
or bring it back!!!  Some non-Internet compliant mail systems may
attempt to send replies to our error-trapping address called
BIOSCI-REQUEST.  If yours does this, please be sure to readdress your
message to one of the addresses above if you want to send it to the

How to look at archives of the list:

We maintain an FTP archive of messages which can also be accessed by
Gopher and WAIS.  The terms "FTP," "Gopher," and "WAIS" and how to use
them are explained in the BIOSCI FAQ sheet which follows below.  For
those who already know about these, suffice it to say that you can use
anonymous FTP to our machine net.bio.net [] and look in
the directory pub/BIOSCI/PARASITOLOGY for posting archives.  Each file is
assigned a date such as 9312 for December 1993.  Please note that ours
is a UNIX system and all file and directory names are case-sensitive,
i.e., upper case file names are different from lower case names.  You
can also access these same files via Gopher if you start a gopher
session using net.bio.net as your gopher server.  The files are in the
PARASITOLOGY directory.  Finally, you can also use the biosci.src WAIS
source to retrieve postings as described in the FAQ below.

Best wishes for a successful newsgroup!


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net

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