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style='font-size:12.0pt;color:blue'><!-- Converted from text/rtf format -->Dear
Dave:<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=blue face="Times New Roman"><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:blue'><span style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>Your
proposal for building a </span></font><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i
style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><font size=2 color=blue><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;color:blue;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB;font-weight:bold;
mso-bidi-font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Chicken
Gene Ontology</span></font></i></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><font
size=2 color=blue><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:blue;mso-fareast-language:
EN-GB;font-weight:bold;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> </span></font></b><font
size=2 color=blue><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:blue;mso-fareast-language:
EN-GB'>is indeed very timely and would greatly enhance our transcriptional profiling
studies. Although we have assembled more than 500,000 EST and mRNA sequences into
a chicken gene index composed of 40,850 high-fidelity <span class=SpellE>contigs</span>
(<i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-style:italic;
mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>in <span class=SpellE>silico</span></span></i> cDNAs),
our chicken EST database and Del-Mar 14K Chicken Integrated Systems <span
class=SpellE>Microarray</span> both suffer from the lack of GO annotation. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;color:blue;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'><span
style='mso-tab-count:1'>            </span>Investigators
using chicken <span class=SpellE>microarray</span> platforms (including the new
<span class=SpellE>Affymetrix</span> Chicken Genome Chip) would benefit immensely
from functional annotation of spotted probes with GO terms. <span
style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>The availability of a comprehensive Chicken
Gene Ontology database would boost the fledgling field of functional genomics in
this new model organism. I fully support your very worthy proposal to build a <b
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style='font-weight:bold;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;
mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Chicken Gene Ontology</span></i> </b>and look forward
to using this valuable resource in the near future! <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma'>-----Original Message-----<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>From:</span></b>
chicken-genome-admin@lists.bbsrc.ac.uk
[mailto:chicken-genome-admin@lists.bbsrc.ac.uk] <b><span style='font-weight:
bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>dave burt (RI)<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Friday, March 24, 2006 12:10
PM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b>
chickenanalysis@watson.wustl.edu; chicken-genome (Mailman List); farmanimals@geneontology.org<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Chicken-genome] Re:
chicken GO proposal</span></font></p>

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12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Avian
and Genome Biologists,</span></font> <o:p></o:p></p>

<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Attached
is a summary of a joint proposal between the Roslin Institute (Edinburgh) and
GOA-EBI seeking funding from the BBSRC (UK) to support a chicken gene Ontology
project - if you can send me a short email indicating your support and any
comments/ideas on the proposal - this would enhance our application</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Regards,
Dave</span></font> <o:p></o:p></p>

<p><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Professor
David Burt</span></font> <br>
<font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Roslin
Institute (Edinburgh)</span></font> <br>
<font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>Midlothian
EH25 9PS, UK</span></font> <br>
<font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>tel: +44-131-527-4218</span></font>
<br>
<font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>fax:
+44-131-440-0434</span></font> <br>
<a href="http://www.ark-genomics.org"><font size=2 face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>http://www.ark-genomics.org</span></font></a>
<o:p></o:p></p>

<p><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;color:black'><<chicken_go_summary.doc>> </span></font><br>
<font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'>PS:
pass this email on to others with an interest in the chicken and other avian
genomes</span></font> <o:p></o:p></p>

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