Talk:The sociality of Myxococcus xanthus: Evidence of social group formation and interactive intelligence

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I thought your page was great! I think the inclusion of the Perez research (2014) was a great addition to your page. I also liked the section where you discussed the benefits/drawbacks of the temporary social caste system. It may be beneficial to add a conclusion to your page that sums up the most important points that you are trying to get across to your audience. It would allow the reader to piece together everything they just read. Overall, it was a very good page. -Toni Miller

So you're sure these things aren't sentient? These seem like extremely complicated behaviors for a collection of little squirmy things. That's the trick, though, I guess. A few notes: you may want to increase the font size in your figure captions. As they are, they're dreadfully difficult to read. That said, the figures themselves are excellent. They gave me a very clear sense of the ideas presented in the text. It may be beneficial to alternate the positioning of the images (some on the left as opposed to the right) to make the page flow better. -Graeme Earle

Damaris, very cool topic. Your figures and literature are well chosen representations of M. xanthus behavior. I found it particularly interesting how their behavior changes in response to specific stimuli. You also do a good job depicting the pros and cons of a caste system. Your layout is also well done. - Ben Hayden


Thanks Toni, Graeme, and Ben. I appreciate the constructive criticism and as I finish up editing will definitely take these ideas into consideration!-Damaris