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Virology Charter

brett brett at borcim.wustl.edu
Tue Oct 15 11:09:14 EST 1996

Newsgroup Charter:

It is the intention to use bionet.virology as a group for:

(a) the posting of information relating to:

(1) Virus taxonomy
(2) Virus structure and morphogenesis
(3) Multiplication of viruses
(4) Virus genetics and evolution
(5) Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of viruses (6) Host response to viral
(7) Vaccinology and antiviral chemotherapy (8) Any other matters pertaining
to viruses not mentioned above

Whilst the group name is virology and the charter above only mentions
viruses, postings in the above categories about infectious agents such as
viroids and prions are to be included in this group. Discussion about
evolution should be restricted to viral evolution only.

(b) the posting of news on methods or reagents relating to techniques used
uniquely for or with viruses It is not intended to include postings on
methods or reagents common to molecular biology. These are better placed in

(c) the posting of articles from various 'non-journal' publications such as
CDI weekly, and other infectious diseases bulletins and the various virus
newsletters (eg Virus Information Exchange Newsletter)

(d) the posting of articles relating to current outbreaks of viral disease
around the world

Moderation Policy: Mass-posted commercial messages, chain letters, and
similar postings not germane to the newsgroup's charter will be deleted
without comment. Inappropriate messages posted in good faith will be
returned to the sender.

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