A number of labs and teams have been developing cotton SNPs, and there seems now to be ample numbers of SNPs and interest in the cotton community to form a Cotton SNP Consortium, which could drive down development and application costs considerably for individual SNP developers and users.
We do not want to exclude anyone, and the more extensive the participation, the more cost effective and time-effective the Consortium will be.
I am contacting you and other ICGI members via the ICGI ListServe to ask if you MIGHT be interested in participating in a Cotton SNP Consortium? Participants may have public, philanthropic and/or commercial interests in mind; they may be from the US or elsewhere.
To indicate your interest in receiving communications regarding the Consortium, please send to me an email (stelly(a)tamu.edu) , preferably with COTTON SNP CONSORTIUM in the SUBJECT LINE.
If so, additional information will be sent to your email address, i.e., to provide additional information about the Consortium as it develops, and solicit a description of your possible interests. Your positive response will be taken to indicate a desire for information only, and does not entail any sort of commitment.
Participation in the Consortium could be in any or all of several ways:
 Buying chips to screen your germplasm, research and breeding materials,
 Contributing SNPs to the Public SNP Set,
 Contributing SNPs as proprietary SNP content, only, and
 Donating funds, to help offset cost.
David M. Stelly
Professor, Dept. Soil & Crop Sciences
Texas A&M University
Tel. (979) 845-2745
Cell: (979) 676-2087
Fax. 979-845-0456 (Dept. Office)