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Questions tagged [tag-synonyms]

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Please vote to make “Animal” tag synonymous with “Zoology” tag

At some point someone made an animal tag (now with 18 questions), which is silly given that we already have a zoology tag (1048 questions). I started a vote to make animal a synonym of zoology, but ...
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Create synonym between “mushroom” and "mycology

I think a user with sufficient rep on the mycology tag (or a mod) should create the synonym mushroom --> mycology (i.e. mycology as the main tag). fungi and fungus are already synonyms, but mushroom ...
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Tag Synonym Suggestions

I've been doing some tag clean-up (sorry for all the bumps) and came across a few that, in my opinion, should be synonyms. I don't have the privilege to make these changes, but perhaps someone who ...
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Cleaning up the literature tags

At the moment we have a couple of tags dealing with literature in different ways. The most common ones are book-recommendation and literature, where the first one deals specifically with ...
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Creating new tag synonyms for limnology

Not many casual biologists (and certainly very few non-biologists) know what the field of limnology refers to. As such, I would think that a number of questions that would appropriately receive the ...
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What is the difference between the “inheritance” tag and the “genetics” tag

Is genetics a kind of meta-tag for inheritance? If a question is about how genes are passed to child, could I add both tags? If not, should inheritance be preferred each time it applies? But when ...
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Synonimizing the tags 'senses' and 'sensory systems'

Is it an idea to make the tag sensory systems the leading tag and synonimize the senses tag with it? I can't vote to do this, as I created the sensory systems tag. The senses tag info is currently not ...
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Should all the nucleic acid tags be bundled together?

I prefer proteins, but I occasionally dabble with DNA as all biologists need to do from time to time. On this SE I noticed that there are tags for rna, dna, and mrna. Inspired by an inconclusive ...
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Synonymize [cell] and [cell-biology]?

I recently discovered cell and after browsing through most of the ~40 tagged questions, I think the cell-biology tag applies to all the questions and (more importantly) fits better. What do you think?...
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Should we merge the tags “mathematical-models” and “theoretical-biology”?

To me, these tags are used almost interchangeably at the moment, and I think any attempt to separate them would be awkward. The tag wikis are almost circular as well, which is another indication that ...
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Regarding [biofilm] and [extra-cellular-matrix]

I have just created the extra-cellular-matrix tag, because it best describes my question. Besides, even the basal lamina alone is important enough to warrant a tag, ...
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Should we have tags for nomenclature + taxonomy or only taxonomy?

There is an earlier tag synonym suggestion for taxonomy <- nomenclature. However, I see nomenclature as a more general term, for dealing with all sorts of naming/classification issues, while ...
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Could somebody create the tag synonym olfaction <- olfactory

Somebody with the privilege should create the tag synonym olfaction <- olfactory (I don't have the tag count to do so). I could retag all Qs that use "olfactory" but this would bring them all to ...
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Synonym suggestion: [plant(s)] and [botany]

Inline with the insect(s)->entomology synonym, why not a plant(s)->botany synonym?
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Synonym suggestion: [senses] and [perception]

As title suggests. I was about to put senses and then realised that perception already exists. If you think they are sufficiently different to warrant two tags, I think senses should be created. Off-...
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Rename regulation tag to gene-regulation?

I was just retagging How do nuclear receptors locate each other to form a DNA loop and wanted to add gene-regulation. That didn't exist, but I found regulation. That sounds a bit too generalised to me ...
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Chemical Biology vs. Biochemistry tag

biochemistry (53 questions) should have the following as a synonym: chemical-biology (2 questions) and maybe biological-chemistry as some departments like to call it
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Distinction between DNA sequencing and genome sequencing

Should the tags dna-sequencing and genome-sequencing be listed as synonyms? On one hand, genome sequencing is only one of ...
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How do I merge tags or propose to merge tags?

I'm looking at various tags right now and I think that some tags, for instance "gene-expression" and "protein-expression", should be merged. How would I go about doing this?
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Using well known tags or the 'ologies'

When considering previously tagged birds and fish that I have renamed to their respective 'ologies' (ornithology and ichthyology) in order to match the format of the 38 other ologies. I feel that ...
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Tag synonym for palaeontology

Please consider adding paleontology as a tag synonym for palaeontology. I think both are valuable to have, as in the long run, people from the states might go searching for the spelling without the ...