Talk:Paramecium caudatum

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PLEASE NOTE: I find many conflicting pieces of information in this entry. Suggest referring to "paramecium" for better information, and perhaps an eventual review. Bold text

Óś⅛ĚľňǒДaif —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.85.153.51 (talk) 06:05, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Edits Feb. 14, 2013[edit]

I reviewed the article for consistency and accuracy. A synopsis of the changes:

  • Removed tangential fact concerning the epithet "slipper animalcule"
  • Edited Reproduction section to improve accuracy.
  • Removed nonsensical claim concerning feeding w/ the help of a "biosphereic presser valve"
  • Removed possibly true but unreferenced claim that p. caudatum die in synthetic fertilizer
  • Clarified the nature of the study by Daniel Fels, concerning P. caudatum using photons for communication. Deuterostome (talk) 17:25, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

After reviewing the discussion of Daniel Fels's study on Talk:Paramecium, I removed the section on "Cellular Communication through Light". While interesting, this single-author study has not aroused any interest or support among ciliatologists, and does not really belong in a general article about this species. As one of the editors on Talk:Paramecium points out, it really belongs in the biophoton article. Deuterostome (talk) 02:03, 4 November 2013 (UTC)