A Microbial Diversity Resource
New contributions are welcome. Students, researchers, and others with knowledge and interest in microbiology are welcome to compose and edit pages. To become an editor, please request a free account.
Educators: You may assign Microbial Biorealm page creation and editing as a project 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)
- USNA 247 Epidemics in Human History, Dr. Michael Maguire, Case Western Reserve University
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.
Daniel Barich '05
Advisor: Joan Slonczewski, Biology Dept, Kenyon College.
Funding: HHMI awards to Kenyon College, 2000, 2004
Student Editors at Kenyon College: Ryotaro Tashiro '09, Molly Schlemmer '08, Shrochis Karki '09, Allison Whipple '06, Zeva Levine (Beloit), Laura Damon-Moore (Beloit), Ariel Kahrl (Oberlin), Hannah Sacks '08, Michael Stulberg '05, Casey M. Smith '06, and Shana Scogin '07
Recommended Sites: NCBI Taxonomy, NCBI Microbial Genomes, The Prokaryotes: An Evolving Electronic Resource, LBSN List of Bacterial Names, MB451 Microbial Diversity, Science, PNAS, ASM Journals, Nature
Copyright notice. Readers may view, browse, and/or download material for noncommercial personal purposes. Please credit our site for use. Materials on our site obtained with permission from other sources require permission from those sources for further reproduction.
Disclaimer. Information on this site is provided solely for educational purposes. Medical questions should be referred to a physician.
The three Domains of Life each have defining characteristics that are both separate and similar.
Within each Domain these ranks are shown: Division, Order, Genus. Links provide full taxonomy and description. See also Taxonomy Index.
Firmicutes (Gram positive)
Viridiplantae (algae & plant)
Cercozoa (shelled amebas)
Alveolata (have cortical alveoli)