David Kristofferson kristoff at
Fri Jul 9 21:00:09 EST 1993

We have received the following proposal for a new newsgroup:

Discussion will now be open through 19 July 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 20 July (Discussion leaders please note
this deadline - if no revisions are received before the deadline the
original charter will be voted on.).

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 FUNGI/bionet.fungi

e-mail addresses: fungi at
                  fungi at

Discussion leaders:

          Tom Adams
          Department of Biology
          Texas A&M University
          College Station, Texas
          tom at

          Leland Ellis
          W.M. Keck Center for Genome Informatics
          Institute of Biosciences and Technology
          Texas A&M University
          Houston, Texas
	  leland at

          Greg May
          Department of Cell Biology
          Baylor College of Medicine
          Houston, Texas
	  gsmay at

FUNGI/bionet.fungi charter:

We would like to propose the formation of a new BIOSCI newsgroup for
Filamentous Fungi.  This news group would provide a new forum for the
community in which to discuss a range of issues relevant to the
biology and study of filamentous fungi.  In particular, it will
provide an on-line forum to continue the discussions begun at the last
Asilomar Conference concerning the need and planning to organize the
beginning of Genome Projects for these organisms, including the
computer information systems used to disseminate information to the
community at large (e.g., Gopher, WAIS, WWW).  As implementation of
the Informatics resources for individual species gets under way,
especially databases for each species, it is expected that this
newsgroup will subserve a crucial role in keeping the community
informed as to where information resides, and how users can access it.

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