Dave Kristofferson kristoff at NET.BIO.NET
Wed Jan 27 18:46:12 EST 1993

We have received a proposal to assume adminstrative responsibility for
an existing mailing list called BNFNET-L.  The current list maintainer
will retain his position as discussion leader of BNFNET-L.

Proposed USENET name: bionet.biology.n2-fixation
E-mail address: BNFNET-L

Discussion will now be open through 7 February on
BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).

Please do not post one-line messages saying only "I am in favor of
such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter and to propose modifications prior to the vote.  The
discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light of the
discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call for votes
which will go out on 8 February.

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

Proposal to establish BNFNET-L/bionet.biology.n2-fixation

Discussion leader:  Eng-leong Foo
                    Director, Unesco Microbial Resources Center
                    Karolinska Institute, 10401 Stockholm, Sweden
                    Phone: 46-8-7287145    Fax: 46-8-331547
                    email: eng-leong_foo_mircen-ki%micforum at

(a) to provide a forum for the exchange of information and
    discussions on scientific research, activities and
    experiences on biological nitrogen fixation.
(b) to serve as a bulletin board for announcements of forthcoming
    conferences, reviews of publications, profiles of
    organizations, etc.
(c) to act as the general list for the Biological Nitrogen
    Fixation Electronic Network.

Biological Nitrogen Fixation Electronic Network (BNFNET) was
established in 1990 by UNESCO's MIRCEN (Microbial Resources
Center) Network for Environmental, Applied Microbiological and
Biotechnological Research. BNFNET aims to (i) foster better
communication and cooperation among MIRCENs and between MIRCENs
and other organizations, (ii) encourage and help laboratories and
individuals to use e-mail for communications in BNF (iii) help
researchers to identify resources of culture collections.

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