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GrainGenes: Probe Repository

Probe Repository

Thank you for thinking of GrainGenes for your probe request. The GrainGenes site has been distributing probes for about eight years. Through most of this time there has been no charge for the clones. For the last several years the clones were distributed with the understanding that at some future point a fee would be charged and receiving laboratories would receive a bill to cover clone maintenance and mailing.

Such a system has not been successfully established, and the GrainGenes project is no longer able to support the associated costs. There has been a considerable increase in the number of clones and ESTs over the last few years, and likewise, there has been an increasing demand for clones and ESTs.

A temporary solution is in the works to assist in the distribution of clones and ESTs. Once arrangements are finalized, updated information will be posted at the GrainGenes web site to outline the new arrangements. When such arrangements are in place, information will be posted and a announcement will be sent out to the GrainGenes mailing list with contact information.


Requests for probes should take the following format:

NAME:
TITLE:
INSTITUTION:
SHIPPING ADDRESS:
E-MAIL:
PHONE NUMBER:
PURPOSE OF REQUEST:
CLONES DESIRED:  Include repository # AND Clone name.
Example:
 
NAME:   Dr. Robert Heinlein
TITLE:  Professor
INSTITUTION: University of Science Fiction
SHIPPING ADDRESS: 666 Friday Way
                  Farnham's Freehold, CA 98754
                  USA
E-MAIL: R.Heinlein@Sci-Fi.com
PHONE NUMBER: (510)555-5555
PURPOSE OF REQUEST: Mapping Project
CLONES DESIRED:
1- PA669   ABC156
2- PA660   ABG313
3- PA537   TAB031

   [Please do not request more than 50 clones
    at a time.  If you would like to request
    more, contact Cindy Wilson to make special
    arrangements.]



Send requests to:

Probes are not available at this time (probes@pw.usda.gov).



If a laboratory wishes to donate probes for inclusion into the repository, please contact:

Olin D. Anderson (oandersn@pw.usda.gov)
USDA ARS
Western Regional Research Center
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-1105

PH 510-559-5773
FX 510-559-5777