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Urodeles is now moderated.

Susan Susan
Thu Nov 2 15:26:15 EST 1995

In order to eliminate as much as possible the "junk" mail on URODELES, we
have decided to convert it into a moderated group. I am appending the
revised charter, which includes the moderation policy. I will be moderating
the group. If any of you would like any additional information on the new
policy, please email me directly. 

Susan Duhon

Susan T. Duhon               Indiana University Axolotl Colony
Phone 812-855-8260           Jordan Hall 407
Fax   812-855-6705           Bloomington, IN 47405   USA
email duhon at indiana.edu   

Information for URODELES/bionet.organisms.urodeles

USENET name:  bionet.organisms.urodeles

mailing list name:  URODELES

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

Discussion leaders:  Susan Duhon
                     duhon at indiana.edu

                     Anthony Mescher
                     mescher at indiana.edu

Newsgroup character: Bionet.organisms.urodeles is a forum for
scientific discussions and a source of information for the community
of biologists interested in any aspect of urodele amphibian biology.
The name URODELES was chosen to reflect the common interest among
scientists working with axolotls, salamanders, and newts.

Functions of the newsgroup:

The newsgroup will facilitate rapid communication among research scientists
and educators using urodele amphibians in any biological field, including
but not limited to developmental biology, genetics, physiology, immunology,
ecology, taxonomy, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, etc. and will thereby
allow more rapid progress in research involving urodeles.

The newsgroup will provide a forum for discussions of problems, old and new
ideas, journal publications, and recent developments in amphibian research.

The newsgroup will also provide sources of practical advice, methodologies,
answers to frequently asked questions concerning amphibian husbandry and
techniques used in urodele research, and availability of unique reagents for
research with urodeles (e.g., antibodies, cDNAs, 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 urodeles.

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

Moderation Policy:

Mass-posted commercial messages, chain letters, and similar postings not
germane to amphibians or urodeles will be deleted without comment.
Inapropriate 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 Caecilians) will be accepted.

Susan Duhon
Assistant Director, Indiana University Axolotl Colony

Anthony Mescher
Professor of Anatomy, Indiana University School of Medicine

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