Orphan stocks at Mid-America

Kathy Matthews matthewk at FLY.BIO.INDIANA.EDU
Mon Oct 13 17:59:29 EST 1997


Transfer of stocks from the Mid-America Drosophila Stock Center
at Bowling Green State University to the Bloomington Drosophila
Stock Center at Indiana University is nearing completion. 1,022
of the 3,282 Mid-America genotypes not already at Bloomington
have been or will soon be transferred. A small number of the
remaining 2,260 stocks are still under consideration, but the
vast majority of these will not be added to the Bloomington
collection. A complete list of these orphan stocks is posted on
FlyBase and available for searching or downloading. Although
these stocks were judged to be of insufficient general interest
to warrant maintenance in a public collection, you might find
stocks in this set that would be of considerable value to your
current or anticipated work. You are urged to examine this list
and order from Mid-America any stocks that interest you before
the end of November. Mid-America will cease normal operations at
the end of 1997. Orphan stocks will be available for some period
beyond that, but the final date for requesting these is not known
at present. To be sure you receive stocks from this set you
should order them well before the end of the year. 

To search the orphan stock list, use the Search Orphan Stocks
option in FlyBase Stocks. The list is in the Stock Centers
directory within Stocks. Choose orphan-stocks.csv to download and
use with your own software, or orphan-stocks.rpt to browse on
FlyBase. 

If you see stocks on the orphan list that you think should be
added to the Bloomington collection please contact the
Bloomington stock center (flystocks at bio.indiana.edu) or Hugo
Bellen (hbellen at bcm.tmc.edu), chair of the Stock Centers Advisory
Committee. 

This message will be posted to bionet.dros, sent by e-mail to all
Bloomington center BUN-holders, and sent by e-mail to all FlyBase
People e-mail addresses. If you know of anyone who might be
interested in these stocks but might not be reached in one of
these ways please pass this information along to them. 



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