ANimal GENe MAPpers Discussion Group

Introductory User Guide

Promote the exchange of information relating to topics of interest to researchers in the areas related but not limited to, animal gene mapping, genetics, genomics, and bioinformaitcs.
The ANGENMAP is operated on Smartlist, a listserv daemon  that automates a number of functions, including automated handling of subscription and unsubscriptions, verification of sender's email address before distribution of his/her posted massage to all subscribers, etc. The listserv also includes an archive server  for posted mails.
None. If we had any, you'd break 'em all anyway!
The best way to register is to use our on-line web form:  Alternatively, you could send an e-mail message to the listserv,  and put in the "Subject:" line key words like: "subscribe", "sub", or "sign on". The listserv will handle your subscription automatically.
The way this group will operate is, if you have a question or comment, send a message to the list (you will be informed how to once subscribed). The message will be broadcast to everyone on the mailing list. There is no censoring - we intend to make the list a free open forum. When you receive a message and you want to contribute to the discussion, you can reply and it will broadcast to the group. Or, you can send a message to the originator if you think the group won't want to see what you have to say. But please don't be afraid to reply with a broadcast, even if you think what you have to say will not be interesting to all members. The AnGenMap list requires that all mail posts must be in plain text only (see this guide for why this is necessary and how to). In addition, please consider these useful hints on how to write good emails since your mail is to be sent to over 1,700 members: (1) Good email conduct; (2) Mailing List Manner; (3) Effective Mailing List Email; (4) Good email style.
Anyone with an interest in animal gene mapping or molecular genetics, structural and functional genomics, and bioinformaitcs. You can participate either actively or passively.
A discussion group like this has many good uses. Generally, good discussion can be started by statements like... "Has anyone out there ever tried...?" "What's the best technique for...?" "What did [substitute any name here] mean when he/she said... ... in his [talk, paper, message, etc.]...?" "We have the following position available.." "We are planning a meeting about... Does anyone have any comments? etc., etc... There are a few good sample discussions in the past few years that worth taking a look at.
There's a strange feature about e-mail messages. Sometimes, things you say in jest or sarcasm can be taken wrong. A neat convention used on the internet is to put a smily ":-)" at the end of a sentence to indicate a smile when you use humor or sarcasm.
We have developed a web interface for members to interactively use the AnGenMap list:  With this web interface, members can use a web form to post to the list, manage your subscription status, change your address, add multiple or alternative mail addresses, check current activities (read recent posts), search the mail archives, etc.
The last but not the least, this Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQ) has more tips and guides not covered here.
ANGENMAP was started in late 1993 as an internet discussion group within the U.S. Pig Genome community for gene mappers and interested individuals. It soon became a defacto discussion group among all animal genomics scientists world wide. The list name ANGENMAP was originally designated for "animal gene mappers". In almost 20 years the animal genome research has evolved much beyond "mapping" and the AnGenMap has been serving the livestock animal genomics/genetics community as a public communication channel along. The list started with less than a hundred people and now it has more than two thousand subscribers from over 40 countries/regions following a steady growth  during which a number of improvements were made.

Drafted: October, 1993 (Max F Rothschild).
Modified: January, 1998; March, 2004; January, 2007; October, 2009 (Zhiliang Hu)

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