2ND AND FINAL CALL FOR VOTES: PLANT-SIGNAL-TRANSDUCTION/bionet.plants.signaltransduc (moderated)

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at net.bio.net
Tue Mar 26 00:20:51 EST 1996

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

PLANT-SIGNAL-TRANSDUCTION/bionet.plants.signaltransduc (moderated)

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.

Proposal for PLANT-SIGNAL-TRANSDUCTION/bionet.plants.signaltransduc (moderated)

USENET newsgroup name:  bionet.plants.signaltransduc

Status:                 Moderated

One line Description:   Research on plant signal transduction

Moderation address:     bionet-plants-signaltransduc at net.bio.net
                        (plsignal-moderator at net.bio.net
                         is an alias for
                         bionet-plants-signaltransduc at net.bio.net)

Moderator:              Bratislav Stankovic

Mailing list name:      PLANT-SIGNAL-TRANSDUCTION

E-mail addresses:       plsignal at net.bio.net
                        plsignal at daresbury.ac.uk

Newsgroup Character: bionet.plants.signaltransduc is a forum for
scientific discussions and a source of information for the community
of biologists interested in any aspect of signals and signaling in
plants. The name PLANT-SIGNAL-TRANSDUCTION was chosen to reflect the
common interest among scientists working with different model systems.

Functions of the newsgroup:  The newsgroup will facilitate rapid
communication among research scientists and educators investigating the
mechanisms of plant signal transduction in many biological fields,
including but not limited to cellular biology, molecular biology,
developmental biology, genetics, (electro)physiology, ecology, taxonomy,
evolutionary biology, etc. and will thereby allow more rapid progress in
research involving plants.

The newsgroup will provide a forum for discussions of problems, old and new
ideas, journal publications, and recent developments in plant signal
transduction research.  The newsgroup will also provide sources of
practical advice, methodologies, answers to frequently asked questions
concerning understanding of the mechanisms of signal transduction in plants
and techniques used in such research, and availability of unique reagents
for research with plants (e.g. antibodies, cDNA clones, primers and gene
sequences, DNA libraries, mutants, etc.).

Finally, the newsgroup will serve as a bulletin board for announcements of
meetings, conferences, job opportunities, and funding sources of interest
to biologists studying signals and signaling in plants.

Subscribers are welcome from universities or any academic institutions,
government agencies, medical institutions, and industrial or commercial
organizations.  Contributions within the functions outlined above are

Moderation Policy:  Mass-posted commercial messages, chain letters, and
similar postings not germane to plants or signal transduction will be
deleted without comment. Inappropriate messages posted in good faith will
be returned to the sender.  Messages not strictly within the charter but
likely to be of interest to many subscribers (e.g., messages dealing with
certain aspects of signal transduction in animal systems) will be accepted.

Bratislav Stankovic
Plant Biology                PHONE: 1-614-688-4305
Ohio State University        FAX: 1-614-292-6345
1735 Neil Avenue             E-MAIL: stankovic.1 at osu.edu
Columbus OH 43210, USA

Voting on the proposal for
PLANT-SIGNAL-TRANSDUCTION/bionet.plants.signaltransduc will run
through 24:00 hrs Pacific Time on 10 April 1996.  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

NAME MAY BE AMBIGUOUS.  Your vote should contain a single line:


if you favor allowing the creation of this newsgroup or


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.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at net.bio.net

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