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 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:
- BIOL 375 Virology, Joan L. Slonczewski, Kenyon College
- BIOL 238 Project Index 2016, Joan L. Slonczewski, Kenyon College
- BI 230 Microbiology, Dr. Kirk Bartholomew, Sacred Heart University
- Genetic Microbiology, Mary Glogowski, Loyola University Chicago
- MICB301, Dr. William Mohn, University of British Columbia
- Microbial Ecology, Dr. Jay Lennon, Indiana University
- SSC111 Soil Microbiology, Kate Scow, University of California, Davis
- Microbial Ecology, Dr. Hidetoshi Urakawa, Florida Gulf Coast 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
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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)