Mark Wheelis

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Mark L. Wheelis is an American microbiologist. Wheelis is currently a professor in the College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis.[1] Carl Woese and Otto Kandler with Wheelis wrote the important paper Towards a natural system of organisms: proposal for the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya that proposed a change from the Two-empire system of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes to the Three-domain system of the domains Eukaryota, Bacteria and Archaea.[2]

Wheelis's research interests include the history of biological warfare.[1]


  • "Biological Warfare before 1914", In: Geissler E, Moon JEvC, editors. Biological and toxin weapons: research, development and use from the Middle Ages to 1945. London: Oxford University Press; 1999. pp 8–34.


  1. ^ a b "Mark L. Wheelis". University of California, Davis. 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Randau, Lennart (18 October 2010). "Prokaryotic Small RNA Biology". Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg. Max Planck Society. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 

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