2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: PSEUDOMONADS/bionet.organisms.pseudomonas

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Fri Aug 25 20:37:36 EST 1995


This is the second and final call for votes on the following proposal
to create the mailing list & newsgroup

PSEUDOMONADS/bionet.organisms.pseudomonas

The charter was not modified as a result of the discussion.

*** NOTE *** We are often running several votes for other newsgroups,
so please be certain to follow the voting directions *carefully*!  If
you just send in a message saying "YES" or "NO" it will not be counted
if it is not clear which proposal you are responding to.

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Proposal to establish PSEUDOMONADS/bionet.organisms.pseudomonas

Proposed USENET name: 		bionet.organisms.pseudomonas

Proposed mailing list name: 	PSEUDOMONADS

Proposed email addresses: 	pseudomo at net.bio.net
				pseudomo at daresbury.ac.uk

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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Voting on the proposal for PSEUDOMONADS/bionet.organisms.pseudomonas
will run through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 4 September 1995.  Please
send your vote to either of the following addresses:

Address                               Location        Network
-------                               --------        -------
biovote at daresbury.ac.uk               U.K.            JANET
biovote at net.bio.net                   U.S.A.          Internet/BITNET

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE FORMAT BELOW - WE OFTEN RUN MORE THAN ONE
VOTE AT A TIME SO A SIMPLE "YES" OR "NO" MESSAGE WITHOUT THE NEWSGROUP
NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:

YES on PSEUDOMONADS

if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or

NO on PSEUDOMONADS

if you think that this proposal will adversely affect the
BIOSCI/bionet system.  While not intended to be an exhaustive list of
possible concerns (more specific concerns may have been raised during
the discussion period on BIOFORUM/bionet.general and interested
readers are referred to these), some general reasons for voting NO
might be if you are concerned about newsgroup proliferation and/or
believe that the proposed group will not be utilized, or if you think
that the proposed newsgroup would substantially duplicate or overlap
with the function of existing newsgroups.  If you are simply not
interested in participating in the newsgroup above, please don't cast
a NO vote, but instead just don't vote at all.

The newsgroup proposal must receive at least 80 YES votes to pass and
the number of YES votes must be greater than the number of NO votes by
at least 40.  Discussion of the newsgroup proposal is now closed and
we strongly discourage posting any messages in other forums about the
fact that a CALL FOR VOTES has been issued.

				Sincerely,

				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net



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