From MicrobeWiki, the student-edited microbiology resource

Welcome to MicrobeWiki

MicrobeWiki is a part of the Kenyon College Department of Biology. The site is edited and maintained by the department and users like yourself.

Logging In

Why is there a required login?

To help keep the site running smoothly and accurately logining in is required to edit any page. If you would like to contribute to the usefulness and accuracy of this wiki please email Dr. Slonczewski and request a login ID and password.

Why can't I create my own login?

In order to keep track of the information entering our site we create the accounts and email them to you. If you would like a login please email Dr. Slonczewski.

I have a login but it won't work

The username and password are case sensitive. Make sure that both are typed correctly. If the problem persists contact for further assistance.


Why is a login required to edit?

Editing pages has been restricted to users only. However, everyone is invited to read our research material and use it for educational purposes.

Leaving editing notes

Leaving notes on a page that has been edited will help others who edit the page after you understand what was meant or what information you were lacking. Leaving a note or comment is fairly easy, it should look like this <!-- place note here --> when leaving a note leave your user name and the date you edited that part of the page <!-- place note here DrewT, 6.1.06 -->.


To upload an image to MicrobeWiki for use in a page, find the toolbox at the lower left of the page and click on Upload File. Then follow the instructions to upload your image to microbewiki. Using an image in a page works the same way as in wikipedia, as described at Wikipedia:Extended image syntax


All pages on MicrobeWiki should be based on either the Genus page or a class template page. At the top of each page, there should be an appropriate tagline from the Templates namespace. Include these taglines in a page by typing the name of the tag surrounded by two pairs of braces ({}).


General formatting can be done by using the tool bar above the editing box, but more advanced features take special characters. To find out more, read MediaWiki's Help:Formatting page.


Setting up tables is more dificult in a wiki environment, we suggest that you read Wikipedia's Help:Table for that information (note there is no button for inserting tables in MicrobeWiki).

Converting Microbial Biorealm pages to wiki

See Help:How to convert a Dreamweaver page to wiki.