User:Adrian J. Hunter
|Peer reviewed papers|
|Lame claim to fame|
The founder of Aspergillus genetics was Guido Pontecorvo. Pontecorvo had a collaborator, who had a PhD student, who had another PhD supervisor, who had another PhD student, who had a PhD student, who has a PhD student, who is me.
|For repeated demonstration of academic level insight, and encylopedic rigor on bioscience pages. NickCT (talk) 15:02, 26 January 2010 (UTC)|
|The Modest Barnstar|
|This Modest barnstar is awarded to Adrian J. Hunter for copy editing articles totalling 4,199 words during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 backlog drive. Your contributions are appreciated!--Diannaa (Talk) 14:46, 1 August 2010 (UTC)|
|Editor of the Week|
|Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week for your courteous help at the Help Desk. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)|
Highs and lows of my WikiCareer
- Met Jimbo 
- Wrote a FAQ 
- Defended Tyrion 
- Exposed citogenesis  (What?)
- Cracked a tough one 
- Received mystery thanks 
- Encountered my antithesis 
- Spoiled a romantic gesture 
- Responded to a creationist 
- Got thanked after 53 weeks 
- Got answered after 9.3 years 
- Merged three articles into one 
- Shrank a page by 189823 bytes 
- Saved thousands from blindness 
- Inspired a quasi-religious response 
- Said yes to a question asked in jest 
- Helped review Fungus on its way to FA 
- Added a link to a page about overlinking 
- Caught a copyvio that had stood for 27 months 
- Cleaned up after some Japanese pharmacy students 
- Replaced the entire contents of one page with those of another  (Follow-up)
- Explained the Ninety-ninety rule 
- Insisted bull sharks' diet does not include humans 
- Changed mould back to mold 
|Things I've been accused of|
My babies: four of the Aspergillus strains I've worked with during my PhD.
This grape marc from South Australia's Barossa Valley smells divine.
This Capsela model can turn itself around after running into a wall.
Although there are 10 mm in 1 cm, there are 100 mm2 in 1 cm2. (Used in Area – needs larger numbers and conversion to .svg)
The large size and natural pigmentation of these red onion cells make them ideal for microscopy training.
I had to stand on my roof to remove this widowmaker from above my house.
...and crop of a cockroach.
Long-standing errors I've found and fixed (also, a reminder we still have a way to go)
- Glycolysis does not produce FADH2, but the lead of Glycolysis said it did for nearly 5 months, and the error was viewed ~250,000 times.
- Glycerophospholipids are not "almost exclusive to plant and animal cell membranes", but Glycerophospholipid said they were for nearly 2 years, and the error was viewed ~150,000 times.
- T cells cannot also be called "thymocytes", but the lead of T cell said they could be for over 5 months, and the error was viewed ~250,000 times.
- Protein-coding genes comprise ~28% of the human genome, but C-value enigma said ~1.5% for 5.5 years, and the error was viewed ~100,000 times.
- Pyruvate carboxylase is present in muscle, but the lead of Pyruvate carboxylase said it wasn't for over 7 years, and the error was viewed >150,000 times.
- Cyclic photophosphorylation does not involve photosystem II, but Photophosphorylation said it did for over 6 months, and the error was viewed ~50,000 times.
- Water potential is not the opposite of osmotic potential, but the lead of Osmotic pressure said it was for 6.5 years, and the error was viewed ~2,000,000 times.
- Transposons are not "primarily prokaryotic", but we classified them thus for nearly 3 years in a NavBox transcluded in 17 articles.
- This is not a type II survivorship curve, but Survivorship curve said it was for nearly 5 years, and the error was viewed >200,000 times.
- Endothermic process was vandalised to give "cooling ice" as an example, and the error persisted for nearly 4 months and was viewed ~50,000 times.
- And the winner is...
- These two images incorrectly included CO as one of the gases in the Miller-Urey experiment, and the error stood for nearly 7 years, was viewed >1,000,000 times on the English Wikipedia, and propagated to 25 other language Wikipedias.
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