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Again, welcome!  WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:18, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

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Edits on RNA thermometer[edit]

In this edit summary you state "The Shamovsky 2006 reference does not claim that RNA-1 is an RNA thermometer". In fact, the referenced article states:

Here we describe a previously uncharacterised non-coding RNA that is essential for heat-shock response activation and that could potentially serve as a thermosensor. Indeed, the concept of an RNA thermosensor, albeit with a different mode of action, has already been described in bacteria

While you could have added "potentially" I disagree with removing the whole paragraph so will be reinserting it. Please discuss, ideally on the article talk page, before removing large sections Thanks Jebus989 08:24, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Regarding the Hsp70 element, the referenced article states:

We suggest that one or both of these regions of secondary structure comprises a heat-sensitive inhibitory element that impedes access to the initiation codon at normal growth temperature. Furthermore, the ability of ribosomal subunits to recognize this region could be heat enhanced, presumably through thermal destabilization of the stem. This model draws by analogy on studies that have elucidated a mechanism of bacterial heat shock preferential translation. In that instance, a series of studies have shown that thermal melting of a stem-containing region including the Shine-Dalgarno region, and perhaps also a downstream box segment, allows rRNA base-pairing and ribosome recruitment only at elevated (heat shock) temperatures

But I accept that, although spelling it out, they do not use the phrase 'RNA thermometer/thermosensor', so I will not reinsert it at this time Jebus989 08:37, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

TB[edit]

Vaccine concerns are based on "However, some countries, such as the USA, do not routinely vaccinate with BCG, based on the uncertain efficacy against pulmonary TB in adolescents and adults, as well as the need to maintain the utility of tuberculin testing as a diagnostic test in the population."--Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:53, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

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Environmental microbiology[edit]

Editors with conflict of interests aren't a speedy deletion criterion, and not really ever a deletion criterion. Editors can, and do, edit articles where they have a conflict of interest. They don't have any restrictions above or beyond regular editors - just that we acknowledge it's a trickier situation, and you need to be carefuler. You can read the whole mess, but basically all it says is don't push a POV against the interests of the encyclopaedia. I don't see any evidence of that in that case. Articles that are blatant spam get deleted because they're of no encyclopaedic value. Articles that are of encyclopaedic value, but - what? rely to heavily on sources from a single publisher? - may need some balancing/editing, but there's no need to delete them.

That said, if there're substantial copyright violations in the article, tag it as G-12, and then it should be speedily deleted. Copyright infringment needs to be nuked from orbit, and the article re-created from scratch. WilyD 09:55, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Well, if there are substantial amounts of copied text (or even small amounts!), that is a serious problem. Don't haraung someone over having a COI, unless their editing is otherwise problematic, but don't put up with copyright violations. WilyD 11:14, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Please note my comment on the Leptospira talk page[edit]

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Esther Lederberg[edit]

Hi CatPath -- Wondering if we could talk on Talk:Esther Lederberg about the extensive changes you've been making? Thanks. --Lquilter (talk) 20:33, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

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FYI Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:51, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

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Re: Talk:Microbial_ecology#Merger proposal[edit]

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Speedy deletion declined: Environmental microbiology[edit]

Hello CatPath. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Environmental microbiology, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: Too complex for speedy deletion. Try WP:Copyright problems instead. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 03:07, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Sources for Water filtration article[edit]

CatPath,

removing apparently valid sources for an article which has been copied from the non-deleted source does seem quite a surprising action. I presume there must be some reason that isn't visible to the rest of us, such as that the deleted sources have been spammed into there? Otherwise, one might imagine that a good route for the article would be to use the non-CV sources to develop the article.

What's the situation? Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:41, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

removing Phylogenetic trees[edit]

Hi CatPath, u removed the tree that I created and said "‎Phylogeny: Deleted tree. Does not appear correctly on some screens. Should be presented as a figure, not as in-line text". I know you are trying to make the page clearer and more reader friendly, but instead of removing someones work altogether why don't you fix the errors to make it more legible and aesthetic. Don't mean to be rude but you seem to be doing this alot. The information present was gotten from credible sources and represent a useful addition to the knowledge base of Bacteriology, so agin why don't you solve problems rather than just delete problems. Videsh Ramsahai (talk) 17:54, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Lac operon[edit]

I see that you have been making many edits to different pages on how the lac operon works and its inhibition by glucose. I don't think it is wise to make wholesale changes without making clearer in the text why what is generally accepted to true in textbook may not be accurate. I don't know if this has been addressed in studies, but lac operon mutants that are insensitive to catabolite repression is explained in term of not requiring cAMP binding, and if the cAMP model is wrong, I'm still not sure how it could be affected by the glucose shutting down lactose permease. If one model is wrong, it doesn't mean the other is necessarily correct, therefore a clearer explanation of the different models is necessary. Hzh (talk) 14:31, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

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