Welcome to Annelida 1997 - about ANNELIDA list

Geoff Read gread at actrix.gen.nz
Wed Jan 8 10:05:31 EST 1997

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Phylum Annelida and of other worms with annelid affinities, encompassing 
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ANNELIDA Moderator: Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz> <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>

More information on Annelid (polychaetes, etc) research resources is at:


These web pages are independent of ANNELIDA mailing list (except 
that ANNELIDA moderator and Annelid Resources pages maintainer are the 
same person at present). Contributions are very welcome. Not only do I not 
have all the time and expertise I need to add exciting new material 
myself, but also I would like to see the resources pages develop in future 
more as a community project.

Polychaete Researchers Online edition six was published on Jan 1st.


Please e-mail me if and when your information needs further updating.

Thank you for your attention, and again best wishes to all for 1997.

   Geoff Read <gread at actrix.gen.nz>

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