2010 Project - NPH3/RPT2 gene family

SullivanJanet jsd77 at home.com
Wed Jan 3 23:31:12 EST 2001

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Dear Arabiphiles,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Like many of us (I suspect), I have 
plans to submit
a proposal to the NSF Arabidopsis 2010 Project at the end of this month.&nbsp;
My "functional genomics project" will be to determine the function of 
members (30 in total) of the NPH3/RPT2 family (Motchoulski and Liscum, 1999,
Science 286, 961; Sakai et al, Plant Cell, 2000, 12, 225;
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>In the "spirit"&nbsp;of the 2010 project, as
envisioned by its initial drafters, and certainly to be driven by NSF 
policy - I
would like to take this opportunity to ask the community if there are 
others who
are planning&nbsp;to propose the NPH3/RPT2 family as a target for study? <U>If
so (given the closeness of the deadline) would such parties please contact me
(address below) ASAP so that we can coordinate efforts on this "service"
oriented project</U>.&nbsp;&nbsp;While it is even unclear if the 
panel will wish
to fund small fish with relatively modest (or small, depending upon from where
you sit) project goals, certainly a coordinated effort of multiple PIs wishing
to understand the function of the same set(s) of genes will be 
essential in such
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>On related good-faith service note, I will be
generating a front-end web page to access our data on the NPH3/RPT2 family
(including that already generated - expression data, insertion 
mutants, analyses
of predicted proteins, etc.) shortly - hopefully soon after the Jan. 31 NSF
deadline - again in hopes that this data (funded or not by the 2010 project)
will be useful to the community.&nbsp; As Chris Somerville and Jeff Dangl
expressed in their recent Science commentary, much of the next ten years worth
of Arabidopsis research will be largely service in nature and we academics need
to maintain collegeal and open exchanges of information so that our lofty goals
can be met, strike that EXCEEDED!</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Again, if the NPH3/RPT2 family is your bag, please
contact me @:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><A
href="mailto:liscumm at missouri.edu">liscumm at missouri.edu</A>, or</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>(phone) 573-882-2672, or</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>(fax) 573-882-0123</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>lab web page:</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Long live the weed!</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Mannie Liscum</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Assistant Professor</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Division of Biological Sciences</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>University of


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