Seed Pathology Forum Information

The Seed Pathology mailing list provides a forum for communication among people interested in seed pathology. Emails on questions or topics related to seed pathology are welcome along with information on meetings and publications.
The list is maintained and housed on the Iowa State University computer system at Ames, Iowa, USA.

To send items to the list:
Send messages to Only messages sent from member e-mail addresses are posted. The "how to subscribe" information is presented below. If you wish to reply to an individual (but not the group), do not use the reply button on your e-mail program or you will send your message to the entire group. Check the address before you send!

To subscribe:

To receive list mail at the e-mail address from which you're sending your mail, simply send an e-mail message to with the words ‘subscribe seedpath’ (no quotation marks) in the body of the email. Commands entered on the subject line will not be processed. Majordomo is an automated system which allows users to subscribe and unsubscribe to mailing lists, and to retrieve files from list archives.

If you use a "signature block" at the end of your mail, Majordomo may mistakenly believe each line of your message is a command; you will then receive spurious error messages. To keep this from happening, either put a line starting with a hyphen ("-") before your signature, or put a line with just the word ‘end’ on it in the same place. This will stop the Majordomo software from processing your signature as bad commands.

Your request will be forwarded to the list owner for approval. Authorized approval is intended to cut down on junk messages from automated self-subscribers.

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To unsubscribe:
Reverse the process by sending an e-mail message to with the text ‘unsubscribe seedpath’ in the body of the message. Unsubscribing is automatic. To remove an address other than the one from which you are sending the request, give that address in the command:
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For general information about the list, including these instructions, send a message to with the text ‘info seedpath’ (no quotation marks) in the body of the message.