ROTIFERA/bionet.organisms.rotifera FAILS: 65 YES to 2 NO

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Wed Jun 7 22:41:48 EST 1995

I am sorry to report that the proposal to create
ROTIFERA/bionet.organisms.rotifera did not obtain the required level
of 80 YES votes (final tally was 65 YES to 2 NO), and will not be
established.  At least 90 days must pass until a similar proposal can
be considered again.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at

Proposal to establish ROTIFERA/bionet.organisms.rotifera

Proposed USENET name: bionet.organisms.rotifera

Proposed mailing list name: ROTIFERA

Proposed mailing addresses: rotifera at
		            rotifera at

Discussion leaders:  Russ Shiel
		     shielr at

		     Bob Wallace
		     Wallacer at

Newsgroup character: 

Bionet.organisms.rotifera is a proposed forum for scientific
discussions and a source of information for the biological community
at large who may be interested in any aspect of rotifer biology.  The
name Rotifera indicates the Phylum of interest.

Functions of the newsgroup: To promote communication between reseachers 
in common or disparate fields of interest, but involving rotifers, from 
the ultracellular level to the community ecology level, e.g. 
developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, neuropharmacology, 
physiology, taxonomy, toxicology, zoogeography.

The newsgroup will also provide a rapid source of information on rotifers 
for educators, and will act as a forum for discussion on problems of 
rotifer research, current developments, methodologies, advice on culture 
and maintenance of rotifers for aquaculture, toxicological studies, etc.

Finally, the newsgroup will serve as a bulletin board for announcements 
of meetings, conferences, job opportunities, funding sources, etc 
pertaining to research on rotifers.

Subscribers are welcome from universities and other academic 
institutions, government agencies, industrial or commercial organizations 
with an interest in the Phylum. Contributions to the newsgroup in the 
areas outlined above are encouraged.

The newsgroup is unmoderated.

Russ Shiel
Principal Res. Scientist
Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre

Bob Wallace
Prof., Dept of Biology
Ripon College 

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