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What about signaling in plant cells[edit]

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[edit]

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)

Four possible article names
possible name hits in Wikipedia hits in Entrez database Google hits yahoo hits
Cell signaling 166 5,152 5,420,000 1,830,000
Cell communication 43 17,096 1,280,000 497,000
Cell-to-cell signaling 2 214 40,600 19,800
Intercellular communication 28 2,661 334,000 203,000

Merge proposal Nov 2007[edit]

This new proposal is about merging Cell signaling into the Signal transduction article.

  • 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)
First. I made a new header here to make clear where we are talking about.
It just seems to me (as an outsider) that the two articles can stay separate. Cell signaling is a specific type of Signal transduction!? -- Mdd (talk) 23:33, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Salwateama2008 (talk) 07:47, 24 April 2008 (UTC) i think cell signaling must merge with the signal transduction because it is the introducction ,to the signal transduction topics thank you

  • 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)


The page doesn't discuss c-signaling. We can't list all signaling but c-signaling does seem rather an important one. What do others think?Mccready (talk) 04:04, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Local field potential signaling[edit]

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

which is not ideal. Dpleibovitz (talk) 14:34, 23 April 2014 (UTC)