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Welcome!

Hello, Squidonius, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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By the way, if you want help with anything, you might find a willing audience at Wikipedia:WikiProject Molecular and Cellular Biology, especially Wikipedia:WikiProject Molecular and Cellular Biology/Help. Cheers, Melchoir 20:11, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

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Welcome[edit]

Hi there, good to see another scientist here. Have you had a look at the MCB Wikiproject? TimVickers 01:09, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

License tagging for Images[edit]

I keep uploading/fixing images and forget to change the licence to public and Bots spam me.. these are the ones that I forgot in case anyone cares

  • Phosphoramidite.jpg
  • Isocytodine.gif
  • 2-amino-6-(2-thienyl)purine (S).gif
  • Adventures in Synthetic biology.JPG
  • L-fly-larva.gif
  • Schild regressions.jpg

--Squidonius (talk) 13:44, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Oligonucleotide ligation assay[edit]

Hi, I didn't know where to write this so I did it here. I think your explanation of the oligonucleotide ligation assay within the SNP genotyping is wrong. Does the common probe not have to hybridize downstream of the first probe so it lies directly at 3' of the first probe. see: http://international.abbottmolecular.com/images/content/ola%20overview.jpg —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ydon (talkcontribs) 23:41, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

It's better now, but I still think that part of the article is too difficult to understand if you aren't familiar with the technique. Maybe adding the picture I sent you can clear things up, but I'm not so familiar with wikipedia so I don't know how to do it + I want your opninion about this. Ydon (talk) 14:22, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Malacostraca[edit]

Please reference your contributions. They will not be retained otherwise. Regards. Lycaon (talk) 01:42, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. Lycaon (talk) 14:44, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Systema Brachyurorum[edit]

A Useful document. Lycaon (talk) 14:47, 24 February 2008 (UTC)


Testing a tag idea[edit]

{{Unanswered}} I am wikipedia reader that is worried about x, but I am not an expert. shouldn't it be y? --Squidonius

See my response to this most pressing, very urgent, catastrophally important question, at the talk page of {{unanswered}}!!! :)
--David Göthberg (talk) 03:14, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

Hey, I saw you made this diagram. I noticed there is a slight problem with overlapping text in the middle box. It would be great if you could fix it and re-upload. Thanks a lot, Splette :) How's my driving? 14:29, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

opinion[edit]

No problem, I mainly did only some copy edits on what you've added before. By and large the entry is not too shabby as far as the basics are concerned, but I'm sure it needs to evolve to reflect the advances in this area. I didn't see any differences between the current microarray lead and your suggested new one @ DNA_microarray#New_Opening. So I'm not sure if there's a glitch somewhere that doesn't let me see the new one? Thanks! Malljaja (talk) 18:34, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Possibly unfree Image:Adventures in Synthetic biology.JPG[edit]

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Image:Regen.svg missing description details[edit]

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Image:Dolly clone.svg missing description details[edit]

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Consolidation[edit]

Hi, I replied to your concern on the Pivot Table talk page. Best regards, Wikidan829 (talk) 17:09, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

I would appreciate some feedback ...[edit]

on the genetic code talk page before the figure being discussed is inserted. Doug youvan (talk) 02:55, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

microarrays and glossary[edit]

Glossary was created here: Glossary of gene expression terms. I moved some of your 'Glossary' terms from the main DNA microarray page into the gene-expression glossary. --JetheroTalk 05:03, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Uploading images[edit]

To Commons.svg

Thank you for uploading images/media such as Image:L-fly-larva.gif to Wikipedia! As you may know, there is another Wikimedia Foundation project called Wikimedia Commons, a central media repository for all free media. In future, please upload media there instead (see m:Help:Unified login). That way, all of the other language Wikipedias can use them too, as well as our many sister projects. This will also allow our visitors to search for, view and use our media in one central location. If you wish to move previous uploads to Commons, see Wikipedia:Moving images to the Commons (you may view images you have previously uploaded by going to your user contributions on the left and choosing the 'image' namespace from the drop down box). Please note that non-free content, such as images claimed as fair use, cannot be uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons. Help us spread the word about Commons by informing other users, and please continue uploading! Richard001 (talk) 05:17, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

File:Isocytodine.gif listed for deletion[edit]

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File copyright problem with File:Badan.svg[edit]

File Copyright problem

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RfD nomination of Topaz brainstorm[edit]

I have nominated Topaz brainstorm (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) for discussion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. 3^0$0%0 1@!k (0#1®!%$ 13:26, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Air displacement pipette[edit]

Hi Squidonius. Thank you for your work on this article. I browsed through the Fisher and VWR catalogs before I removed the information regarding the colors of pipette tips. Although the color scheme may have once been common, it seems like manufacturers sell a lot of clear tips for all sizes. That coupled with the awkward combination of sentences and sentence fragments after the tip volumes, I thought it best to just remove the color information. Perhaps it would go better elsewhere in paragraph form? I'm not willing to get into a revert war over this, so I won't change it. As for the capitalization of L for liter, I'm going to stick by that change! To be internally consistent, the Liter article shows preference for capitalization as do the VWR and Fisher catalogs in the pipette tip section. As for mL not being SI, neither is ml, as dm3 is that actual SI unit for volume. Pdcook (talk) 14:06, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

ἄνθραξ[edit]

I have done my best to address your question, in Talk:Benzene#Benzene>Benzina, Naphtalene>Naphta, Anthracene>ἄνθραξ. That particular template, {{unanswered}} is not really in use any more - or, at least, nobody seems to be monitoring it much; hence this being hugely delayed; in future, please feel free to use a {{helpme}} here, on your own talk page - or the excellent reference desk. Cheers!  Chzz  ►  03:03, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

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 Chzz  ►  09:51, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Replied again, same place  Chzz  ►  10:08, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Nucleic acid analogues[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Nucleic acid analogues at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! B.s.n. R.N.contribs 16:16, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Text in SVG images[edit]

Sample of DejaVu fonts.

Hi Squidonius, I noticed that in the SVG images which you have uploaded, such as the recent File:Microarray_exp_horizontal.svg, you are saving all of the image text as paths, rather than as texts. This is not very desirable because it makes it much harder to go back and edit the text later, such as for corrections or translations. Of course, it's not as bad as having a raster image, but still less than ideal.

I notice that on your user page, you mentioned that you started doing this because the ArialMT font wasn't rendering properly. This is not because MediaWiki can't render SVG text: it is because the ArialMT font is not available. The ArialMT font isn't available under a free license, so MediaWiki won't use it to render SVG images (More info here). MediaWiki does know how to do some common replacements automatically, such as Arial->DejaVu Sans, but it probably doesn't know about the ArialMT font name.

Fortunately, there are some good freely-available replacements for the common fonts. For example, the DejaVu fonts provide excellent replacements for Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier New... including great Unicode coverage.

In order to make your SVG files render as faithfully as possible in Wikipedia, try using the DejaVu fonts in the diagrams you create. You can download a Zip file of the DejaVu fonts from their official website, and they'll work fine under Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Feel free to ask if you need any additional help! It looks like you're doing really great work with SVG diagrams :-) Moxfyre (ǝɹʎℲxoɯ | contrib) 22:51, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Glad to be helpful! I hope that you'll be able to get the Illustrator/RSVG issue worked out as well... unfortunately I have no experience with Illustrator specifically so I can't help there. I'm a big proponent of SVG, so it's always great to find another user who "gets" it and is making great images with it. Moxfyre (ǝɹʎℲxoɯ | contrib) 14:41, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Image copyright[edit]

You forgot to add a copyright tag to File:Microarray exp horizontal.svg that you uploaded yesterday. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 15:00, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Bioprotocols[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svgTemplate:Bioprotocols has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. 70.91.178.185 (talk) 15:19, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

For what it's worth, I fixed the missing link issue on your template. However, I still believe it violates WP:SELF and that really should be addressed. 70.91.178.185 (talk) 15:42, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
I replied on that TfD listing. 70.91.178.185 (talk) 19:30, 23 October 2009 (UTC)


Houses at 208-218 East 78th Street[edit]

I'm amused that you made the response you did to a US-based IP (I think you understood, but s/he didn't, that any building with a national-level heritage designation is notable). You may have missed the point, though, that what was unique about them was the window arches. Not so uncommon in Georgian buildings, as you noticed, but very unusual in Italianate rowhouses (of which I don't think there are many in Europe, and as you noted whatever ones are there probably aren't all that notable in a broader context) which almost always stick with rectilinear forms.

I do sort of apologize for it showing up on DYK when it did ... another user decided to thank me for reloading the queues (you need to be an admin as they're protected) by putting my freshly-created and just-nominated article in the next one. Hopefully the one on East 78th Street Houses will wait a full cycle out, with whatever improvements come along. Daniel Case (talk) 06:29, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! There's WikiProject Historic Sites, sort of an umbrella project for things like WP:NRHP and WP:WHS. And while our coverage of listed buildings in Britain is pretty good, I've heard some British editors express similar amazement that they don't have a coordinated project like NRHP (actually the seventh most active WikiProject). Daniel Case (talk) 05:17, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: Userpage[edit]

I'm glad you like it! I've been thinking about re-doing it, since it's been pretty much the same for so long. As for the writing, it's kind of been getting the better of me lately... it should have been done ages ago, but there's always some experiment to run or (more often) something considerably less productive to do. Cheers! – ClockworkSoul 17:11, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

March 2010[edit]

Stop hand nuvola.svg Your addition to :File:Malacostran parade.jpg has been removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material to Wikipedia without permission from the copyright holder. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of article content such as sentences or images. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing. Lycaon (talk) 19:36, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Words without vowels[edit]

Nice work on the data crunching. I'd guess the best solution would be to host these lists on proper non-talk pages on Wiktionary, and to summarise their content in the article (in a clear context such as "of 123,000 words on Wiktionary, 456 have no vowels"), using the list as a reference. You might hit some resistance from the people at Wiktionary, if that isn't an appropriate use of their article space, but that should at least guide you in the right direction. (I guess the other alternative would be to put up your own neutral website somewhere that listed all these things, and either use it as a reference or put it in the "external links" section.)

The other editor is right in removing your links to talk pages, though - I can't quite find the policy about this (WP:SELF certainly implies it), but linking directly from articles to talk pages is definitely inappropriate. They should be a reference or an external link. --McGeddon (talk) 07:51, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

List of restriction enzyme cutting sites[edit]

Thank you very much for your barnstar, Squidonius. This kind of appreciations is what give us force to work on. Flakinho (talk) 03:00, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Removed transcluded {{under construction}} tag.[edit]

I removed the User:Squidonius/userpage/wikt note template transclusion from Talk:English words with uncommon properties/No vowels, Talk:English words with uncommon properties/Many vowels and Talk:English words with uncommon properties/Many consonants since it transcludes {{under construction}} which I feel is past its sell-by date:

  1. It has not been edited for fifty days, whereas {{under construction}} suggests removal after "several days" without editing.
  2. Less importantly, I think it is probably unreasonable — and certainly unusual — to transclude a user-space template on an article talk page, although personally I have no trouble with that.
  3. If you intend that the template itself is marked as construction but not the pages that transclude it, you should put the transclusion inside a <noinclude> HTML element.

I hope this is OK. Best wishes Si Trew (talk) 22:33, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Phylogeny of Krill[edit]

Could you please take a look at Talk:Krill#Phylogeny? I just noticed your additions to Malacostraca, which look as if you might be our in-house expert in about that area. Would be great if you could help add some info about it to the article. Cheers, Lupo 12:03, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Thermococcus gammatolerans[edit]

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Origin of ribose name[edit]

As noted, I added it to the ribose article after seeing your addition to the riboflavin one. However, I don't subscribe to the dictionary, so I couldn't get the full cite. If you can find one that on-line that doesn't require paying, it would be nice. Can you tell me what this one says, and why Fischer transposed letter from arabinose (I presume he had D-arabinose and liked the idea of a transposed name for a 2' chiral enantiomer?) SBHarris 02:59, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Pending changes/Vote comment[edit]

As you commented in the pending closure discussion I am notifying you that the Wikipedia:Pending changes/Vote comment is now open and will be for two weeks, discussion as required can continue on the talkpage. Thanks. Off2riorob (talk) 00:00, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Fluorescent glucose biosensors[edit]

Hello, your nomination of Fluorescent glucose biosensors at DYK was reviewed and comments provided. --NortyNort (Holla) 08:17, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Still issues. RlevseTalk 23:30, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Cite templates[edit]

Hi Squidonius, I noticed you often reference scientific publications. There are a few templates you can use which make this much quicker - {{cite pmid}}, {{cite doi}} and {{cite jstor}} automatically add a full citation when you simply add the relevant pmid, doi or jstor number to the template, so you don't have to write out/copy + paste the whole thing yourself. For example, you can just add {{cite doi|10.1093/nar/24.22.4420}} to make:

Himmelreich, R.; Hilbert, H.; Plagens, H.; Pirkl, E.; Li, B. -C.; Herrmann, R. (1996). "Complete sequence analysis of the genome of the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae". Nucleic Acids Research 24 (22): 4420–4449. doi:10.1093/nar/24.22.4420. PMC 146264. PMID 8948633.  edit

Hope this helps. Happy editing. Smartse (talk) 11:28, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

No problem. It sure saves a lot of time! Smartse (talk) 20:07, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Genetics images[edit]

I'm helping a researcher who's looking for images on a number of genetics topics. Based on your editing work, I'm hoping you may have recommended resources or that can you contact me off-wikipedia (laurien@ufl.edu). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrtoes (talkcontribs) 20:22, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Spelling mistake in one of your images[edit]

Hi

The picture in the following article contains a spelling mistake: It's "Isopropanol", not "Isopropananol". Phenol-chloroform_extraction

Best regards, --Hrshgn (talk) 10:16, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Malacostraca[edit]

I see that you are a little upset at my treatment of the article Malacostraca, and I guess you deserve an explanation. Your phylogeny section always sat awkwardly in the article; it was too long in comparison to the other sections, skewing the article towards that one aspect. I would say, indeed, that the text was too long for the subject, since there isn't a lot of consensus about relationships, with even the latest study, despite using genes from two genomes and morphological data, concluding that other sources would be needed before a robust phylogeny could be produced. What your text did say contradicted the existing material at Malacostraca, for instance in the use of "Eumalacostraca" to mean Malacostraca except Phyllocarida, rather than the Martin & Davis meaning of Malacostraca except Phyllocarida and Hoplocarida. This is a problem since we need to ensure consistency both within and between articles. Finally, it was written in a style which suggests that it was originally prepared for some other purpose; it feels like an essay that has been recruited for insertion into an encyclopaedia, rather than an entry written for an encyclopaedia. For all these reasons, I concluded that a simple statement that relationships remained unclear would be preferable. I appreciate that you put a lot of work into it, but that isn't the only relevant factor here. --Stemonitis (talk) 07:30, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

125px Seasons greetings and best wishes for 2011!
Boghog (talk) 16:43, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Bacterial phyla[edit]

Thanks for your contribution Victuallers (talk) 03:55, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

File:2-amino-6-(2-thienyl)purine (S).gif listed for deletion[edit]

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Thanks for your image[edit]

Hey there, thanks for your picture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NA_hybrid.svg it is perfect for a report I'm writing about a model of partially-complementary-hybridization. (We are required to grab images from various sources rather than make our own, it's sort of weird.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.209.34.77 (talk) 18:30, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Acetoanaerobium[edit]

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Formatting and categorization issues[edit]

Hi Squidonius, I see you are adding a bunch of new bacteria articles, and thank you for that! Would you please take a look at the changes I've made here, and modify your page layout accordingly. Notice that "See also" should have a lower-case a in also and that you do not need both parent and daughter categories. Thanks, LadyofShalott 04:28, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

autopatrolled[edit]

hi Squidonius, i patrol new pages, on friday i noticed you creating a whole bunch of new pages of good quality so (to save myself some work!) i nominated you for autopatrolled permission which was subsequently granted here. cheers -- The Elves Of Dunsimore (talk) 02:15, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

File:Isoguanine.gif listed for deletion[edit]

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Proposed Image Deletion[edit]

A deletion discussion has just been created at Category talk:Unclassified Chemical Structures, which may involve one or more orphaned chemical structures, that has you user name in the upload history. Please feel free to add your comments.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:07, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Nisaea (genus)[edit]

My pleasure! I only noticed it because I created a page for Nisaea (the ancient port) and checked "What links here," and I figured you wouldn't want your heading pointing there. Languagehat (talk) 23:38, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Specific name in bacteria articles[edit]

Hello Squidonius, I noticed your article Halomonas alkaliphila and have a question about bacteria in general (as regards the article): forgive my ignorance, but could you tell me which rules apply when disambiguating specific name? Should it be disambiguated to specific name (zoology), or specific name (botany), or are there rules even different from those mentioned for bacteriology. I would guess the rules are the same as zoology, but hesitate to make a change without being sure. Thanks, Hamamelis (talk) 20:01, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. I piped the link on the article from [[specific epithet]] to [[specific name (botany)|specific epithet]]. The latter redirs, for now, to botanical name, but I think eventually specific name will become its own short article sometime soon. Feel free to enter the fray, as there appears to be (possibly) somewhat different rules for disciplines aside from just botany and zoology (virology?, bacteriology?, mycology?, etc.). Thanks very much for responding so soon! Hamamelis (talk) 21:22, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
I should have mentioned this: specific name was an article in its own right, but discussed zoology almost exclusively, and so has been moved to "specific name (zoology); "specific name" was then changed to a disambiguation page, with links to "specific name (botany)" and "specific name (zoology)" (with the 'botany' one redirecting to "botanical name"). Just a quick FYI for you, Hamamelis (talk) 21:39, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

You appear to have listed your oppose under the wrong proposal at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals), you may want to take a look at it. (you are currently opposing a change in the range block capability) Monty845 21:26, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Escherichia Coli[edit]

Hello! Hmm I think I like the idea of making 3 different E.coli pages(ecology, medicine and genetics) even if the individual pages are going to have less information, the content is going to more specific. My interest mainly is in the non-pathogenic E.coli strains and specifically the strain genealogy of strain K-12. Our lab at Texas A&M university runs [www.ecoliwiki.net Ecoliwiki], where we are trying to generate as much information as we can on non-pathogenic E.Coli. Sgouni (talk) 18:34, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

For dividing E. coli without triggering an innate response[edit]

MedicineBarnstar.png The Medicine Barnstar
For your courage and skill in logically dividing a bacterium in more than two parts with proper notice and no immediate controversy. Truly remarkable! -- Scray (talk) 15:21, 19 July 2011 (UTC)


Cladograms[edit]

Hiya. Nice work you're doing! Please see Talk:Bacterial phyla and Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Daughter_pages -- fgTC 06:58, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

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re English words with uncommon properties[edit]

Hi Squidonius. I think this a good article and deleting was pettifogging pedantry. Anyway, while I'm not really qualified to do much work it, if you need any help, or particularly review when it's ready to go back to regular article space, give me a shout and I'll help out in some small ways if I can. Herostratus (talk) 05:53, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

I stumbled across this article when looking through Category:Lists of English words. I agree with your thoughts on the talk page, and would like to see the article salvaged. Given that there are already a number of articles that delve into various uncommon properties, I'd think that this article should be conceived of more as a list of uncommon properties of English words, with short entries for each (perhaps with a few examples). Any exhaustive or semi-exhaustive lists of words that have these properties (like the entries under "Many vowels" and "Many repeated letters") should be moved to their own articles, if the articles don't already exist, or merged into such articles. Having a single article that explores such properties seems really worth having. Waitak (talk) 02:23, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

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They do work, you merely have the code wrong. They are – and —. Grandiose (me, talk, contribs) 13:12, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Commons Cats[edit]

Hi! I just stumbled upon one of your images on commons. I have no clue what category to put it in. :) Maybe you could fix that? commons:file:ARB UPGMA Tamura.png Thanks a bunch!! --Hedwig in Washington (TALK) 03:14, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

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Strokes in Evolution_of_minuscule.svg[edit]

In your lovely image Evolution_of_minuscule.svg, some of the strokes are broken up. For example, the top stroke of the Insular 'g' is divided into two parts. Do you agree that it should really be a single continuous stroke? I assume that such broken strokes are a result of auto-tracing. Are you interested in correcting them? I could do it but I'm hesitant to defile your work. WRJF (talk) 23:49, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

Aestuariimicrobium / Aestuariibacter[edit]

Hi, your article about Aestuariimicrobium has the wrong name, see Aestuariibacter. I don't know how to rename an article so I please you to do it. All the best, --Dodshe (talk) 16:26, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Nitrospira[edit]

This is both a genus name and a class name! How does that work!? SmartSE (talk) 20:57, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Bacterial taxonomy[edit]

Have you read the talk page of "Bacterial taxonomy"? I left the following text there. I think there are three things that should be changed.

"The section "Subdivision based on Gram staining" says that Oxyphotobacteriae use water as electron acceptor in photosynthesis, but I think it is an electron donor. In the secction "Phyla endings" I think in "Aquificae (from Aquifica)" it should be Aquifex instead of Aquifica, because in the other cases you are speaking about Genera. In the seccition "Names after places", Borrelia burgdorferi is not a good exemple because it was named after its discoverer Willy Burgdorfer."--Miguelferig (talk) 21:29, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) BE BOLD and fix it! Don't wait around to have someone tell you that it is ok to do - if you think something should be changed it probably should be! SmartSE (talk) 22:08, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Archetypes[edit]

A very late reply to your comments is at Wikipedia talk:WikiFauna#Cute but.... Also, I hadn't heard of the Belkin Team Inventory, so added that to my list. Ta :) -- Quiddity (talk) 08:14, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination of List of words in English with many vowels for deletion[edit]

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