How to ask the author for an E. coli strains used in his paper?
Posted 14 January 2010 - 08:54 AM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:10 AM
If you ask gently, they might help you.
If its in the interest of your research, you can email the authors with the reasons why you want to research their strain and explain them what you are doing etc...
There are 3 responses then:
- an answer telling you they will not or can not help you
- an answer that they indeed can help you
If you don't know it, then ask it! Better to ask and look foolish to some than not ask and stay stupid.
Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:36 AM
Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:11 AM
Dear ___________, I read with great interest your paper...
A little flattery can't hurt your cause.
then heaven will be yours, before you meet your end
Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:16 PM
Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:29 AM