PSEUDOMONADS/bionet.organisms.pseudomonas passes: 114 YES : 4 NO

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Thu Sep 7 21:30:17 EST 1995

I am pleased to announce that the proposal to create


passed by a vote of 114 YES to 4 NO.  We will proceed to create this
group as soon as possible.  E-mail users, please do not request
subscriptions until an announcement is made that the newsgroup is
ready for operation.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at

Proposal to establish PSEUDOMONADS/bionet.organisms.pseudomonas

Proposed USENET name: 		bionet.organisms.pseudomonas

Proposed mailing list name: 	PSEUDOMONADS

Proposed email addresses: 	pseudomo at
				pseudomo at

Discussion leader:

	Bruce W. Ritchings BWR at ICBR.IFAS.UFL.EDU
	College of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases
	PO Box 100277
	Academic Research Building, R2-148
	University of Florida
	Gainesville, FL 32610
	Tel. (904) 392-2933
	FAX: (904) 392-6481

	The genus Pseudomonas is a complex of many gram-negative
species of bacteria with widely variable properties, some of which are
beneficial, such as the decomposition of organic matter, and some of
which are injurious, such as the infection of humans, animals and
plants. Research efforts to study these species, and to find cures for
their infections, have shown that they possess characteristics
distinctly different from the more commonly studied enterobacterium,
E. coli, which is often used as a model for gram-negative bacteria.
With these differences in mind, and the specific needs of Pseudomonas
clinicians and basic scientists, a newsgroup is being created to
address these needs and to facilitate the sharing of information on
many levels.

Functions of the Pseudomonas newsgroup will be:

	1) to facilitate the sharing of protocols, strains and plasmids 
           developed specifically for Pseudomonas species.
	2) to announce upcoming meetings.
	3) to provide a forum for trouble-shooting difficulties
           encountered in the lab. 
	4) to create opportunities for collaborative efforts between
           labs and sharing of published and preliminary results. 
	5) to inform the community of Pseudomonas researchers and clinicians 
           of progress in vaccine development and the treatment of
           Pseudomonas infections. 
	6) to serve as a source for computer-related services useful to 
           Pseudomonas researchers, such as codonfrequency tables,
           protein-alignment programs, etc.

The newsgroup will be unmoderated.

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