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About About WikiProject Microbiology

This Wikiproject aims to better organize information in articles related to microbiology on Wikipedia.

If you would like to help, feel free to add yourself to the list of participants, or have a look at How you can help section below. Also of interest is the Molecular and Cellular Biology Portal associated with this project. You don't need to know anything about microbiology to help!


This project aims to cover all areas of microbiology including: bacteria, archaea, molds, yeasts, protists, viruses, famous microbiologists and researchers, microbiological methods and concepts, microbiology equipment, microscopy, and other microbiology-related topics.

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This page was once used by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. It is preserved because of the information in its edit history. This page should not be edited or deleted. Wikiproject article lists can be generated using the WP 1.0 web tool.


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Improve articles

  • We have over 2,000 articles listed as "stubs", pick your favorite and start adding more info!
  • Improve all B-class articles to GA or better
  • Add or upgrade the taxoboxes in microorganism articles.
  • Add or improve images in microorganims articles.

Start new articles

  • Pick your favorite protein/microbe/microbiology-related thing and start a new article! If you need a hand, post on the talk page!


Improve the project itself

  • Improve or create templates.
  • Improve or create images.
  • Assist in public relations and outreach by recruiting editors interested in microbiology to contribute to Wikipedia.

Categorise microbiology related articles

  • Label articles of interest to the project by putting the banner template on the talk pages of all articles of interest to microbiology.
    • Assess and mark the importance of these articles using the class and importance fields of the banner template (We currently have nearly 2,000 unassessed articles)!
  • Add stub templates to microorganism related stubs with the relevant template from the template section below.
  • Categorise articles by adding them to the appropriate microbiology categories as shown to right.
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WikiProject Microbiology
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Project standards
Portal: Portal:Biology Biology Portal
Shortcuts: WP:MICRO
Project template: {{WikiProject Micro}}
Member userbox: {{User WikiProject Micro}}
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Template type What to type What it makes
Userbox {{User WikiProject Micro}}
Agar plate with colonies.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Microbiology.
Taxobox {{Taxobox}}
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The project banner is {{WikiProject Microbiology}}, and should be placed on the talk page of all articles that are within the scope of this WikiProject. Please see the template page for usage instructions.

WikiProject Microbiology  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Microbiology, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Microbiology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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