There is interest among biologists who study various Arthropods
for a shared public news and discussion group. Please comment if
you would like to see a new Arthropod mailing list.
Values of sharing biology discussion and news among those who
study insects and crustaceans has been noted at recent venues,
including the Arthropod Genomics Symposia
(http://www.k-state.edu/agc/), Entomological Society meetings
(e.g. http://www.entsoc.org/), and recent arthropod genome projects.
BIOSCI/Bionet (www.bio.net) continues to serve such bioscience
community news needs, as it has since its inception 20
years ago by Michael Ashburner and others. Community group
lists at Bionet include DROSOPHILA, ARABIDOPSIS, MAIZE,
Medicago, CELEGANS, CHLAMYDOMONAS, Mycology, YEAST, and ZBRAFISH.
Bionet currently is maintained at Indiana University by Don
Gilbert, a genome informatician specializing in arthropods.
There are related mailing lists (see below). The uses and content of
this proposed list would presumably be similar. Please comment
whether you believe existing lists cover this need or prefer
a new one. Comment also on proposed charter and areas. Perhaps
this group should focus on one area such as genomics of arthropods.
Send your comments to bioforum from net.bio.net for public discussion
or biosci-help from net.bio.net (private to Don Gilbert).
Information for the ARTHROPOD/bionet.arthropod (moderated):
One line Description: Arthropod Biology
Moderators: to be named (biosci-help from net.bio.net current)
Posting address: arthropod @ net.bio.net
bionet-arthropod @ net.bio.net (alternate)
USENET name: bionet.arthropod
The purpose of the ARTHROPOD newsgroup is to provide a public
forum for scientific discussion, communication and collaboration
of shared biology interests among scientists studying species of
Arthropoda, including insects and crustaceans.
Arthropods (phylum Arthropoda) are the largest phylum of animals
and include the insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and others. They
make up over 75% of all currently known living and fossil
organisms, with over one million species described in all.
Topics of major interest include: Evolution and phylogenetics of
arthropods; Genomics including comparative genomics, genome
databases and resources, next generation technology and methods;
Vector arthropods of human and agricultural diseases.
Other areas of evolutionary biology, ecology and enviroment,
genomics, molecular and organismal biology, methods and
biotechnology, informatics and databases touching on biology of
arthropods are of interest.
In addition this newsgroup will provide a forum for the exchange
of information about future meetings of interest to those
studying insects, crustaceans and other arthropods, and a venue
for help and sharing of methods and techniques.
-- gilbertd from indiana.edu--http://marmot.bio.indiana.edu/