User talk:DHayes14

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Talking on your talk page[edit]


I am figuring out how to talk with you on your talk page as opposed to replying on my talk page. Hope you are keeping warm!

Kind Regards, Sierra Ssumpf (talk) 20:05, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to my talk page! Believe it or not it is 50 degrees here today following two inches of snow last night. I never know what to wear when I head outside to walk my hound :)

DHayes14 (talk) 20:47, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Two short conversations[edit]


This is the second conversation for your talk page. I often watch Investigation Discovery shows. In fact, am obsessed with some of them and wrote a song about one of the Cold Case Files. Too bad Wikipedia doesn't have any music with scientific articles!

Ssumpf (talk) 20:17, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Chosing A Sandbox Page To Work On[edit]


This week we have to pick one of our sandboxes to work from to post. I'm going to be working on this today. Can we work from your sandbox page? --Ssumpf (talk) 17:25, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, we can work from my sandbox page- that sounds great to me! I am actually out of town this weekend but hope to work on this on Monday. It looks like we have gotten a head start since we have references and a preliminary outline :)

DHayes14 (talk) 18:57, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

I added the references and possible picture links to your sandbox page. I'm working on expanding the outline later tonight.--Ssumpf (talk) 18:16, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for adding the references! I'll skim over the ones that I included and will work on adding a few bullet points explaining what useful material these references contain. Next, once I see your additions to the outline I'll try to see if I can expand on them any further. We will still need to add our ideas for how we would like to improve the article to the talk page of the article. Lots to do... I still need to study for our quiz too!

DHayes14 (talk) 20:14, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi! I hope you had a wonderful trip. I was traveling last week and it was really hard to work on stuff, so I completely understand :) There is so much to do this week - I still haven't taken the quiz or done my posts yet because I got lost in our group project! I posted an expanded outline on our group talk page. I really only expanded the first 3 sections. I forgot to include your original terminology in the outline, so I'd love it if you could expand on the bottom sections and put the terminology back in! Then, we can give it a once over and post it on your sandbox page. So many pages! Good luck on the quiz. --Ssumpf (talk) 03:40, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! It is good to be home so I can get back to work and play some catch-up. Good thing we have a spring break coming up soon.... I need it! I took a look at the expanded outline and wanted to say GREAT JOB! The only thing I might suggest is that we place humans in their own category instead of having it as a subsection under animals. What do you think? I also liked the examples of polysomy that you provided and think that we should be able to find lots of references that will give us the information that we need to beef up that section. I'll be working on our group page/talk pages on and off today but will be checking the talk pages regularly in case you send any messages. Good luck on your quiz today too! DHayes14 (talk) 14:32, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
I wanted to let you know that I expanded on the "See Also" category. I hope that it is okay with you that I followed the "Polyploidy" page example and instead of having subcategories under "See Also", I included the wikipages as bulleted links, and included them on my Sandbox page until we transfer them over to the group page. Also, I was wondering if you could help me understand how to indent? I am really having a tricky time and know that there is an easy way to do it (using the {{ }}) , I just can't figure it out. Thank you in advance for your help! DHayes14 (talk) 16:12, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Great so far! I had a hard time figuring out how to make an outline with subcategories, so I used the
to start a new line. However, I just found this that may help :
This talks about outdenting (which is why I started using <br> to start a new line because I wasn't sure how else to troubleshoot)
This is what I used (from HTML web coding)<br> or <br /> inserts a line break. Both versions of the break are supported by HTML5. </br> is invalid. The style video link in our course page helps too - Hope that helps/makes sense! There are so many codes you can use!!! --Ssumpf (talk) 16:58, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Remaining Work on our "To do" List for Unit 7[edit]

So far we seem to be in great shape (IMHO!). After you have had a chance to review and digest all of the changes made to the Sandbox and Group pages, please let me know if you agree that the final thing we need to do is add our ideas for how we would like to improve the talk page of the article. As we move forward into the next units I'll be happy to focus in more detail on the plants, fungi, etc. categories. How does this sound to you? DHayes14 (talk) 16:46, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

I agree. I think our initial article assessment/rationale is a good start to doing that, but we could elaborate a little more (using the outline we made and include the key points we talked about). --Ssumpf (talk) 17:13, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Great idea. I went ahead and added our initial article rationale, along with the preliminary outline, in a new section on this talk page so we can finalize the draft here before going "LIVE!!!" on the article page. DHayes14 (talk) 17:28, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Additions for Talk Page: Ideas for Improving Article[edit]

Users Ssumpf and DHayes14 are working together on expanding the Polysomy article as part of a Molecular Biology course assignment. We hope to collaborate with others who are interested in this topic and we are open to suggestions. According to the existing version of the Polysomy article, Polysomy is a condition in which an otherwise diploid organism has at least one more chromosome than normal and is usually caused by non-disjunction. Polysomy is considered a stub-class article of high importance in the molecular and cellular biology portal, but of medium importance on the genetics portal. This article could be expanded upon drastically and as we begin researching this topic we will be focusing on developing subtopics that further elaborate on Polysomy. In its current state this article appears as though it is an expanded dictionary definition, and only uses a glossary as a reference. There are plenty of verifiable resources available that contain no original research that we can utilize to develop the article. So far the article is neutral, but not broad or completely verifiable and we will aim to maintain a neutral tone. In the article Talk Page there has been no discussion among any Wikipedia editors about writing more in this article, but hopefully there will be some thoughtful intellectual exchanges that result from our work on this interesting article subject!

We will consider adding the following subsections as part of our efforts to bring this article to a class B or Good Article (GA) category:

1. Polysomy Definition
2. Polysomy Types
     2.1 trisomy (links to wiki page)
     2.2 tetrasomy (links to wiki page)
     2.2a quadrosomy
     2.2b quatrosomy
     2.3 pentasomy
     2.4 heptasomy
     2.5 hexasomy
     2.6 octosomy
     2.7 nanosomy
     2.8 decasomy
3. Polysomy in Animals
     3.1 Polysomy 13 in Canines
     3.2 Germ line polysomy in the grasshopper
     3.3 Heterochromatic polysomy in the cricket
     3.4 X-chromosome polysomy in Drosphilia
     3.5 Polysomy in humans
          3.5a Polysomy X (both male and female)
          3.5b Polysomy Y
          3.5c Polysomy of chromosome 7
          3.5d Polysomy of chromosome 8
          3.5e Polysomy of chromosome 17
          3.5f Trisomy 21
          3.5g Quadrosomy 4 & Quatrosomy 13
          3.5h Tetrasomy 9
          3.5i Tetrasomy 18
4. Polysomy in Plants
     4.1 Ornithogalum umbellatum L. (Liliaceae)
     4.2 Ophioglossum reticulatum
     4.3 Conifers
5. Polysomy in Fungi
     5.1 Saccharomyces cerevisiae
6. Terminology
     6.1 Aneuploidy
     6.2 Polyploidy
     6.3 Karyotype
     6.4 Paralogous
     6.5 Homologous
7. See Also
8. References
9. Further Reading
10. Links

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Thank you for your work as part of the Molecular Biology course project. I hope you enjoyed editing Wikipedia, and hope you continue to edit it whenever you find problems, or find something that you would like to add. Don't hesitate to contact me or any of the other OAs with any questions, any time you want.

I wish you well in your future studies! Klortho (talk) 01:46, 12 May 2014 (UTC)