Orphan stocks at Mid-America

Mark Thorson eee at netcom.com
Fri Oct 17 19:32:21 EST 1997

In article <199710132259.PAA23115 at net.bio.net>,
Kathy Matthews <matthewk at FLY.BIO.INDIANA.EDU> wrote:
>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

I hate to hear that stocks are going extinct.  Perhaps you
should use the net to organize an amateur effort to keep some
of them alive.  E.g. it would be an easy project for most
high school students, and even elementary students.  It would
add to student interest if they knew these were very rare flies
and they had the responsibility of keeping the strain alive.

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