Announcing the Poplar Molecular Network
The Poplar Molecular Network (PMN) is an effort to encourage
collaboration and facilitiate inclusion of the molecular approach
in research on poplar (Populus spp.). Poplar has long played a
significant role in human culture as an ornamental, a shade tree,
and windbreak, as well as a source of fuel, fiber, lumber, plywood
and specialty products. Poplar is also an excellent model tree for
experimental work: a diversity of species, crossability between
species, ease of sexual and asexual propagation, rapid growth and
differentiation, and a small genome, among others. One part of the
Poplar Molecular Network is it's Internet host, poplar1.
Communicating With the Poplar Molecular Network's Internet Host, or,
How Do You Get Here From There?
How to Reach Poplar1
You can send electronic mail with questions and comments about the PMN
newsletter to editor at poplar1.cfr.washington.edu. This is an Internet
address--different systems will want to see the address differently.
%>mail editor at poplar1.cfr.washington.edu send mail from
a Unix computer
MAIL> send send mail
from a VAX/VMS computer
To: IN%"editor at poplar1.cfr.washington.edu"
Information Available on Poplar1
Information on a wide variety of topics of interest to the Populus
community is becoming available via anonymous ftp from
poplar1.cfr.washington.edu. (The ftp program is a way of transferring
files across the Internet.) The main file of interest to everyone is
00-README, which describes the directory structure of the anonymous ftp
site. 00-README is a plain ASCII text file.
Toby Bradshaw is making his laboratory protocols available on the
anonymous ftp site. These documents are in the directory /pub/protocols/toby
and are plain ASCII text.
A copy of this newsletter can be found in the directory /pub/newsletter.
Future issues of this newsletter will also be placed in this directory.
Other information is welcome. Please place submissions in /pub/tmp
and send mail to editor at poplar1.cfr.washington.edu with a description
of the submission (including the submission's file name). Submissions without
an accompanying letter to the editor will not be considered for inclusion in
the anonymous ftp site.
Do the following steps to access the anonymous ftp site:
- ftp to poplar1.cfr.washington.edu
- use anonymous as your username
- use your e-mail address as your password
get the file 00-README, which has important information about the use of
the ftp site