ATCC info ?

Dan Jacobson danj at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu
Fri Jan 15 14:40:21 EST 1993


In article <1993Jan15.001929.251 at midway.uchicago.edu> jm68 at midway.uchicago.edu writes:
>Help!  Does anyone have an e-mail address for the American Type 
>Culture Collection (ATCC)?  Or, better yet, a way to access
>their catalog via Internet or dial-up?  A hunt via Gopher was
>fruitless.....  


Ah, you just didn't search the right part of gopher :-).  You can
search all the articles that have ever been posted to bionet by
wais or gopher.  Remembering that this question has come up before
a search for a search for ATCC yields the following article posted
by Bill Melchior last July.


Best of luck,


Dan Jacobson

danj at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu


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I can't find my ATCC newletter, but the following recent BIOSCI posting 
on MSDN (Microbial Strain Data Network) explains that ATCC and OTHER
related DATABASES are available on the Internet.  There is a one-time 
fee of $40, with fees for connect time and data transmission.

An email message to MSDN at CGNET.COM brought me both a speedy reply by
email and a snail-mail packet of information.  I've not subscribed,
so I can't comment on the quality of the service.
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From: eross at uk.ac.crc (E. Ross)
Newsgroups: bionet.molbio.bio-matrix
Subject: Accessing MSDN (microbial strain data network) from the Internet
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