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What about signaling in plant cells
What about signaling in plant cells (especilay local signaling)? I propose this article be deleted, and re-directed to signal transduction.
- That's probably a good idea. For now, I have put a "merge" tag on the article. I'm not sure there is anything here that isn't in the signal transduction article, but the tag may at least encourage others to take a look before a redirect is created. Edgar181 11:46, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Merge proposal 2006
Three cell biology textbooks (see References section) use the terms Cell signaling, Cell communication or Cell-to-cell signaling as titles for chapters about how cells communicate. Wikipedia also has Intercellular communication. I suggest that the "Cell signaling" and "Intercellular communication" articles be merged into Cell signaling. Data in the table below show that "Cell signaling" is used most often in Wikipedia. --JWSchmidt 21:02, 24 June 2006 (UTC)
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Merge proposal Nov 2007
- Possibly concur: I have not read the content, hence possibly (sorry, busy elsewhere). Both articles are pretty long, however. The differences is this one contains also hydrophobic ligand signalling which is goes directly to the nucleus. If it is a daughting tax of merging, it should be proposed as article of the month. --Squidonius (talk) 22:47, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
- oppose. Both articles are in good shape and long enough. Putting them together would create a mega article.-- Mdd (talk) 22:52, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
- wow. Quick answer! MCB portal is allways dead. Some material is duplicated so this merger must be resolved by writing in both how they differ: making one referenced in the text of the other would be idea and trimming the repetitions. A warning: mega articles get split up and are not a problem, see molecular biology, Influenza or DNA microarray: hence this should just be a quasi list of signalling pathways and general considerations. --Squidonius (talk) 23:18, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
- I am closing this merge proposal due to lack of activity (10 months and two votes). The two articles are reasonable articles and are not about the same subject. Cell signaling is a broad article about the process, signal transduction is an article about a component/step of the process. Where the former may discuss related issues to the process (stimulation, signal production, research, &c.), the latter would not. --Oldak Quill 17:53, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
Local field potential signaling
The electrical local field potential undergoes neural oscillations which have numerous intercellular information processing (signalling) functions, especially related to neural coding and development (see retinal waves). However, because it is a form of self-organized signalling, i.e., often not from one specific source nor to one specific destination, it is hard to classify. Perhaps this is because it is an electrical form of signalling, and the article is mostly about chemical forms - the main classification article is the Endocrine System. There is one mention of the electrical synapse.
I was also hoping to make a Category:intercellular signaling where all forms could be indicated.
In practice, different research fields may study these two (electrical/chemical) forms. It may be considered as WP:OR to bring them together, but less so in a category. Alternatively, one could add a