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Has anybody else noticed that Ribosome is listed under the section reading "sub-organelle, found within the nucleus"? Am I incorrect that ribosomes are not found within the nucleus, but a localized on the rough endoplasmic reticulum and free in the cytoplasm? – ClockworkSoul 11:14, 25 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Sub-organelle, found within the nucleus" isn't a section, it's referring to the organelle directly before it (the nucleolus). 10:07, 19 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


As of April 2010, the Organelles template includes "Cilium/Flagellum". Since cilia and flagella are structurally identical, and their two distinct names hearken back to when their microstructure and function were unknown, the biology community seems to have now given the common name Undulipodium to the set of two structurally identical organelles.

My question, should we consider changing the name in the organelle template from "Cilium/Flagellum" to Undulipodium? Or would it be better to wait for the term to be more widely used, and more widely understood by the lay public? N2e (talk) 02:45, 8 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I like the recent changes to the template made by Arcadian. Good work!
I have an additional question. While the flagella and motile cilia are structurally identical (9+2 axoneme) and should be represented, as they are, in a single term in the template like Undulipodium, with sub-selections possible to "Cilium/Flagellum", I don't think that will quite do for the primary cilium (sometimes, but rarely, called the immotile cilium). The Primary cilium is a 9+0 axoneme. Ought we to have some way in the template to reflect the quite different primary cilium? N2e (talk) 14:30, 25 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support. --Arcadian (talk) 15:28, 25 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Eukaryotic cilia/flagella are intracellular organelles not extracellular. --kupirijo (talk) 10:53, 6 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Macromolecular complexes[edit]

If one starts to mention the macromolecular complexes found within the cells (e.g. ribosomes, spliceosomes, proteasomes, vaults...) then where would one stop? Anything larger than 10 nm? Anything about which article exists (even protein dimer is a complex, sometimes macro-molecular complex)? Only the articles about the complexes which have Good or Featured article status? Kazkaskazkasako (talk) 20:12, 14 October 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There's been the discussion to not add more obscure organelles as that would make the list of organelles too long, but could we include Spitzenkörper or Polysomes? These two are somewhat obscure compared to more famous organelles like the Golgi, but as Spitzenkörper is limited to hyphae, so are parenthesomes. Tridwoxi (talk) 14:33, 8 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]