Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Prokaryotes and protists

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Linking genera and species[edit]

In the tax boxes I tend to wiki-link genera but not indivudual species, unless there is already an article about them. Also what would be great on this page is a sample taxbox (or links to) showing the different ways they are done, for example the bolding where a genus is the only member of an order ect.. Onco p53 03:55, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Project directory[edit]

Hello. The WikiProject Council has recently updated the Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory. This new directory includes a variety of categories and subcategories which will, with luck, potentially draw new members to the projects who are interested in those specific subjects. Please review the directory and make any changes to the entries for your project that you see fit. There is also a directory of portals, at User:B2T2/Portal, listing all the existing portals. Feel free to add any of them to the portals or comments section of your entries in the directory. The three columns regarding assessment, peer review, and collaboration are included in the directory for both the use of the projects themselves and for that of others. Having such departments will allow a project to more quickly and easily identify its most important articles and its articles in greatest need of improvement. If you have not already done so, please consider whether your project would benefit from having departments which deal in these matters. It is my hope that all the changes to the directory can be finished by the first of next month. Please feel free to make any changes you see fit to the entries for your project before then. If you should have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you. B2T2 23:46, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Wildlife Barnstar[edit]

There is currently a barnstar proposal at Wikipedia:Barnstar and award proposals/New Proposals#Wildlife Barnstar for a barnstar which would be available for use for this project. Please feel free to visit the page and make any comments you see fit. Badbilltucker 15:27, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Let's get this project up and running again[edit]

As the protists are being looked at with molecular phylogenetic techniques, and they're rather fascinating organisms. KP Botany 17:47, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

New Wikiproject proposal[edit]

I'm looking to start Wikiproject Microbiology. I have just put a proposal up at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Proposals#Microbiology and I invite anyone that thinks they would like to join to express their interest there. A suggestion has been made there to merge WikiProject Prokaryotes and protists into Wikiproject Microbiology, and it would be great to get some comments on this. I have a temporary page up here. Thanks. §ĉҺɑʀκs 07:30, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 17:20, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

WP:TOL template[edit]

I'm working on a proposal to subsume all the WP:TOL project banners into a single one. Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Tree of Life/Template union proposal and its talk page. Circeus 19:22, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

hi guys, i'd like to join.[edit]

i don't understand this: There should be articles for both phylogenetic and phenotypic groups

i've been finding something of a contradictory mess here. my interest is with the 'protistan' eukaryotes.

look: from

but there is


here is amoeba:

ah then there is

and then:

now i understand the need to discuss:

old classification systems so that people can make sense of the old literature
competing new ideas in classification.

but these competing WIKIs not only contain classification information, but actual details and examples about the critters. and they are often spotty and contradictory (as in the slime mold case). personally i think this phylogeny thing is a little out of hand. for instance: Lecointre and Guyader's "the tree of life: a phylogentic classification". it makes too much of subtle unique derived features but not enough of the features that actually describe ecologically well founded groups.

i'm thinking that at some low level of classification which is relatively stable, like the traditional protistan phyla, or some next lower level, we can have a single article for each group. then we can multiple articles that point to each other JUST for the competing classification ideas of all these newer fluctuating clades that include these groups.

whatya say? Wikiskimmer 12:12, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Personally, I think it is more important to expand articles about the new, more phylogenetic systems. More phenotypic groups (like protista, sarcodina) should be given a historical page, but not a taxobox (see Monera). Taxoboxes should reflect our most up-to-date knowledge. If that means changing them every week, so be it. Werothegreat 15:25, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
A new taxobox colour could be used for old taxons. 17:52, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
There are only so many colors, and they can get similar. We don't want like two shades of red. Keep it like it is. Werothegreat 01:47, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Redirects on "G. species" disambiguation pages[edit]

Please see this discussion so that we can come to a conclusion about redirects used on "G. species" disambiguation pages.

Thank you, Neelix (talk) 22:37, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Distinguish diseases from infectious organisms[edit]


I'm working on a proposal to make sure wikipedia tries to keep articles seperate with talking about diseases and the organisms that cause them.

Please take a look User:ZayZayEM/Proposal:Distinguish disease from infectious organisms if you feel this is a topic that should be discussed further.

I think that articles on disease should not be caught up talking about the infectious agent themself. They should focus on the infectious agent really only in terms of the disease itself (ie. epidemiology, and how the discovery of a connection between disease and infectious agent was found). This would prevent medical articles being bogged down with too much taxonomical classification data and general microbial ecology.

At teh same time it will allow more focus in organism articles on ecology, taxonomy and non-medical biology regarding the actual organism itself rather than mashing that together with information that would be mostly very human-centric.--ZayZayEM (talk) 05:30, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Glad to see you bringing this up, as it does come up from time to time, for example Talk:Sudden oak death#Requested move. Although I see the logic to having separate disease and organism pages, I'm not sure I'd advocate it as a blanket recommendation. Especially when the articles are short there is sometimes a fair bit of duplication or material which is on the "wrong" page. Having said that, the split does work well in some cases, such as Plasmodium and Malaria. Kingdon (talk) 01:02, 30 October 2008 (UTC)


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Prokaryotic Diversity class to edit Wikipedia[edit]

There is a class about prokaryotes working with the Wikipedia Education Program that is starting up around now, which could use the help of experienced editors. If that sounds like something you want to do, you can become an Online Ambassador. If you're interested in being an Online Ambassador, let me know, or if you've got questions about the role, please ask. In any case, the work done by students in this class may be of interest.

You can see the other courses in the United States and Canada programs here: Canada, US.--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 16:43, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Microbiology[edit]

Should this along with WikiProject Viruses become taskforces under Wikipedia:WikiProject Microbiology. The activity is low on here. Sidelight12 Talk 08:26, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

BioRxiv support in citations[edit]

This project's feedback would be appreciated in this discussion, as this could greatly (and positively) affect biological citations! Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 21:54, 7 September 2016 (UTC)