Worm Breeder's Gazette 9(1): 4
These abstracts should not be cited in bibliographies. Material contained herein should be treated as personal communication and should be cited as such only with the consent of the author.
Strain requests: Please remember to request strains by letter, even if you've made a request by phone. Letters should list what strains you want (strain name or gene name is fine), briefly state what you want them for, and state your funding source (no numbers, just the institution or agency). Bibliography: The complete CGC bibliography (on paper) will shortly be mailed to each lab with a CGC laboratory designation. In addition, the bibliography is now available on computer diskette in a variety of formats, including dBase III, IBM-compatible ASCII, Apple II- and Macintosh-compatible ASCII. The ASCII data can be read with line editors and many word processors. To obtain a copy, send me a blank diskette (or diskettes) formatted with PC-DOS, MS-DOS or Apple DOS and tell me which format you want. The bibliography is about 300 kilobytes in size, so send enough diskettes to contain it all. For IBM-type drives, we can handle 1.2 Mb or 360 Kb diskettes. Complete file structure information will accompany each disk sent out. Films: The CGC now has a copy of the Encyclopaedia Britannica film 'Nematode' and a copy of Einhard Schierenberg's embryonic development film. We will loan these films for a period of two weeks to any laboratory with a CGC lab designation. Requests for such loans should be made by letter from the laboratory head to me or Don Riddle at the CGC. Electronic Mail: The University of Missouri is a node of the BITNET computer network, with connections (gateways) to the CSNET, CCNET, UUCP and MAILNET networks. People with local access to BITNET can send electronic mail to the CGC by directing it to 'BIOSCGC at UMCVMB'. Communicating over gateways to BITNET requires a little more complicated addressing. Anyone who wants to try electronic mail should contact me by regular mail first for detailed instructions, so I'll know if the message gets lost. According to our BITNET node list, the following worm-breeder institutions have direct access to BITNET: Cornell University, Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley, MIT, Harvard, University of Illinois at Chicago, North Carolina State University, Washington University, University of Houston, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Massachusetts, SUNY at Buffalo, University of California at Santa Cruz, Duke University, University of Texas at El Paso. There are certainly other BITNET nodes that are not on our list. In Europe, EARNET can be used to connect to BITNET.