David Kristofferson kristoff at
Thu May 13 14:21:08 EST 1993

We have received the following proposal for a new newsgroup for the
Chlamydomonas community.

Discussion will now be open through 23 May 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 24 May.

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.

Permission has been granted to distribute this to the current
Chlamydomonas address list.

Proposal to establish CHLAMYDOMONAS/bionet.chlamydomonas

e-mail addresses: chlamy at
                  chlamy at

Discussion leaders:  

Elizabeth H. Harris
Depatrment of Botany
Duke University
Durham NC 27708-0338
chlamy at

Antonio R. Franco
Dpto. Bioquimica y Biol. Molecular
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de Cordoba
E-14071 Cordoba
bf1rodri at

Purpose: To facilitate communication among biologists working on, or
interested in, any aspects of the biology of the green alga Chlamydomonas
and related genera.

A series of five international conferences beginning in 1983 and a paper
newsletter that now reaches more than 600 subscribers have fostered a sense
of identity and a spirit of cooperation among the Chlamydomonas community. 
As use of electronic communication services has increased, interest has
grown in establishing a computer network by which information can be
rapidly exchanged and announcements made simultaneously to the entire
community.  A bionet.chlamydomonas group will serve this function.

Communications on all aspects of Chlamydomonas biology will be considered
appropriate for this forum, as will discussion of other algae used as
experimental systems, including but not limited to Chlorella, Dunaliella,
Euglena, Scenedesmus, Tetraselmis, and Volvox.  Requests for technical
information, advertisement of postdoctoral fellowships and other employment
opportunities, and announcements of meetings may be posted.  Reports on
progress made in transformation technology and molecular mapping will be
especially welcome.  The Chlamydomonas Genetics Center at Duke University
will post weekly listings of current journal articles pertinent to
Chlamydomonas and notifications of new files available on the Chlamydomonas
gopher server.  Participation and sharing of information by the entire
community is strongly encouraged.

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