bionet.molbio.molluscs/organisms vs. molbio
vogt at tbone.biol.scarolina.edu
Mon Jul 18 20:21:11 EST 1994
>Please note that this name was requested instead of
>bionet.organisms.molluscs because of a desire to limit the discussion
>to mollusc DNA research and not confuse the group with another more
>general mollusc LISTSERV.
I comment only because of being partly responsible for creating a
newsgroup with the name organism in it: bionet.organism.zebrafish. I
guess the point was to use organism to cluster the "model system"
organisms together. Probably unnecessary, given the relatively few
bionet newsgroups. Creating more sub-subgroups (even our "creation") does
seem kind of redundant. I expect most of the zebrafish chat will be of a
molecular biological or cell biological nature. If you feel the need to
limit your chat to molbio stuff, why not at least reverse the order:
bionet.molluscs.molbio. Otherwise, molluscs becomes a subset of molbio
which could really set a bizarre precedence. Otherwise use organism or
nothing (as all the other organism groups are doing). Just a thought...
Richard Vogt (Internet: vogt at biol.scarolina.edu) (803) 777-8998
Department of Biology, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 29208
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