Welcome to MicrobeWiki
MicrobeWiki is a free wiki resource on microbes and microbiology, edited by students and monitored by microbiologists at Kenyon College. We invite you to use our Microbe Wiki to study the microbial world with us. You are encouraged to add information, after registering a free account.
Educators: You may assign MicrobeWiki page creation and editing as projects for your students. We create a template page for your assignment, which you may edit to meet your needs. See for example the pages created by the following classes:
- BIMM120 Bacteriology, Dr. Rachel Larsen and Dr. Kit Pogliano, University of California at San Diego
- BI 230 Microbiology, Dr. Kirk Bartholomew, Sacred Heart University
- MB 103 Introductory Topics in Microbiology, James Brown, NC State University (student pages in progress)
Your students receive individual passwords. Assessment and "grading" are up to you; after your class is over, we review pages for our standards. Students of all levels, from first-year to graduate students, have contributed pages to our site.
MicrobeWiki includes these modules:
Microbial Biorealm: encylopedia of bacteria, archaea and eukaryotic microbes. See also Taxonomy Index.
Viral Biorealm: encyclopedia of viruses of animals and plants, and bacteriophages. See also Taxonomy Index.
Microbial World News: highlights of microbiology in the news.
Microbial Mythology: common errors and controversies in microbiology.