Bionet Checkgroups message

Dave Mack dmack at
Thu Dec 1 04:01:04 EST 1994

This article provides a script to ensure that your site carries
all of the "approved" bionet newsgroups. It should be used by the
local Usenet administrator to verify that all of the standard
bionet groups are in the "active" file or the equivalent thereof
on the local system. If you do not receive all of the bionet
groups or you are not sure whether or not you do, you should
ask your Usenet administrator to execute this checkgroups

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Recent versions of news support a "checkgroups" control message that
can be used to help keep your active file in sync with the "standard"
bionet groups.  What follows is a skeleton checkgroups control message
that you can customize and run locally to check your active file.

The following should be extracted and then passed directly to your
checkgroups script on standard input.   It can also be posted locally,
with a distribution set to keep it internal to your local
organization.  This is NOT the preferred method of operation, however,
as some distributions "leak" to a wider distribution of machines.

Also note that versions of C news prior to the performance release of
July 1992 do NOT handle checkgroups input properly and you should not
attempt to use the checkgroups feature.  If you are running C news,
you are strongly encouraged to get and install a recent version so as
to take advantage of the checkgroups fix as well as many other
performance enhancements.

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Newsgroups: control
Distribution: local
From: news
Subject: cmsg checkgroups
Control: checkgroups

bionet.agroforestry	Agroforestry research.
bionet.announce		Announcements of widespread interest to biologists. (Moderated)
bionet.biology.cardiovascular	Research discussions between scientists engaged in cardiovascular research
bionet.biology.computational	Computer and mathematical applications. (Moderated)
bionet.biology.grasses	Research into the biology of grasses.
bionet.biology.n2-fixation	Biological nitrogen fixation research.
bionet.biology.tropical Research in tropical biology.
bionet.biophysics	The science and profession of biophysics.
bionet.celegans		Research on the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans.
bionet.cellbiol		Cell biology research.
bionet.cellbiol.cytonet	Cytology research.
bionet.chlamydomonas	Research into the green alga Chlamydomonas.
bionet.drosophila	Research into the biology of fruit flies.
bionet.emf-bio		Interactions of EM fields with biological systems.
bionet.general		General BIOSCI discussion.
bionet.genome.arabidopsis	Information about the Arabidopsis project. 
bionet.genome.chromosomes	Mapping/sequencing of eucaryote chromosomes.
bionet.glycosci	Research issues re carbohydrate and glycoconjugate molecules.
bionet.immunology	Research in immunology.	Biological information theory.		Scientific Job opportunities.	Requests for employment in the biological sciences.
bionet.journals.contents	Contents of biology journal publications. (Moderated)
bionet.journals.note	Advice on dealing with journals in biology.
bionet.metabolic-reg	Kinetics and thermodynamics at the cellular level.
bionet.microbiology     The science and profession of microbiology.
bionet.molbio.ageing	Research into cellular and organismal ageing.	Computer applications to biological databases.
bionet.molbio.embldatabank	Info about the EMBL Nucleic acid database.
bionet.molbio.evolution How genes and proteins have evolved.
bionet.molbio.gdb	Messages to and from the GDB database staff.
bionet.molbio.genbank	Info about the GenBank Nucleic acid database.
bionet.molbio.genbank.updates	Daily GenBank update summaries. (Moderated)
bionet.molbio.gene-linkage	Research into genetic linkage analysis.
bionet.molbio.genome-program	Human Genome Project issues.	Research into the molecular biology of HIV.
bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts	Requests for information and lab reagents.
bionet.molbio.molluscs	Research on mollusc DNA.
bionet.molbio.proteins	Research on proteins and protein databases.
bionet.molbio.proteins.7tms_r	Research on G-protein coupled receptors.
bionet.molbio.rapd	Research on Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA.
bionet.molbio.yeast	The molecular biology and genetics of yeast.
bionet.molec-model      Physical and chemical aspects of molecular modelling.
bionet.mycology		Research into filamentous fungi.
bionet.neuroscience	Research issues in the neurosciences.
bionet.organisms.urodeles	Research on urodele amphibians.
bionet.organisms.zebrafish	Research on Zebrafish (Danio rerio).
bionet.parasitology	Research into parasitology.
bionet.photosynthesis	Research into photosynthesis.
bionet.plants		Research into plant biology.
bionet.population-bio	Population biology research.	Am. Soc. for Cell Biology announcements. (Moderated)	Biophysical Society announcements. (Moderated)	Newsgroup for the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies (CFBS)	Canadian Society of Microbiologists announcements. (Moderated)	Fed. of Am. Soc. for Experimental Biology. (Moderated)
bionet.protista		Research on ciliates and other protists.
bionet.sci-resources	Information about funding agencies, etc. (Moderated)		Information about software for biology.	Discussions by users of genome DBs using ACEDB.	Discussions about using the ACEDB software. Software Source relating to biology. (Moderated)	The Staden molecular sequence analysis software.	WWW resources for biologists. (Moderated)
bionet.structural-nmr	Exploring the structure of macromolecules using NMR.
bionet.users.addresses	Who's who in Biology.
bionet.virology		Research into virology.
bionet.women-in-bio	Discussions about women in biology.
bionet.xtallography	Research into protein crystallography.
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