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This Funk Microbial Biorealm Genus template page is a guide for each student when creating and adding an entirely new species to MicrobeWiki. COPY AND PASTE this entire template (below) to set up a new page for a new species entry, then begin to fill in and edit the page. State at the bottom of the page that the page is "Authored by [your Student Name]" in front of "a student of CJ Funk at John Brown University".


Higher order taxa

Domain; Phylum; Class; Order; family [Others may be used. Use NCBI link to find]


NCBI: Taxonomy

Genus species

Description and significance

Describe the appearance, habitat, etc. of the organism, and why you think it is important.

Include a link if there is an existing microbewiki page for this genus (Ex. Salmonella).

Genome Structure

Describe the size and content of the genome. How many chromosomes? Circular or linear? How many genes? Are there any plasmids? Other interesting features? What is known about its sequence?

Example of a sentence and citation: The sequence of Haemophilus influenzae was determined using whole genome shotgun sequencing (Fleischmann et al. 1995).

Cell structure and metabolism

Interesting features of cell structure; how it gains energy; what important molecules it produces.


Habitat; symbiosis; contributions to the environment.


How does this organism cause disease? Human, animal, plant hosts? Virulence factors, as well as patient symptoms.

Current Research

Enter a summary of at least one recent scientific research article here.


It is required that you add at least one journal reference (in same format as the sample reference below) that corresponds to the info that you added to this page.

Fleischmann RD, Adams MD, White O, Clayton RA, Kirkness EF, Kerlavage AR, Bult CJ, Tomb JF, Dougherty BA, Merrick JM, et al. 1995. "Whole-genome random sequencing and assembly of Haemophilus influenzae Rd.." Science 269:496-512.

Authored by [student name], a student of CJ Funk at John Brown University