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This interrelated series of articles is one of the most disoriented, contradictory and factually compromised sets that I've encountered on our project in quite some time. Moreover, the overlapping nature of content and lack of adequately unambiguous central navigation is confusing, even for someone who has existing familiarity with the general topic. I'm not certain of how much available manpower WikiProject Biology has to offer at the moment, but I'd like to get the ball rolling on a collaborative effort of some sort.   — C M B J   04:56, 15 November 2011 (UTC)[]

Wikimedia Discord has a Biology Channel!Edit

It has recently come to my attention that not only is there a highly active Wikimedia Discord Server, it also has a #wpbiology channel! See Wikipedia:Discord for more details.

I hope to feature a link to this on the main page after the redesign is complete, but for the time being I wanted to advertise it here. I would love for more people to join, and I hope it will prove a major resource to us going forward as we improve WP:BIOL and it's subprojects. I cannot emphasize how refreshing it can be to talk in real time (or even in voice channels!) rather than in talk pages.

@Evolution and evolvability and Alexmar983: This also should serve us nicely for the user group discussions--they have a #meta channel as well.

Need help with sexual systemsEdit

An editor on Wikiproject plant suggested to make an article on sexual systems. I created [this draft] called sexual system.

I know the topic of sexual systems is notable because there are sources like [this on monomorphic sexual systems].

There is also [this source] and [this].

There is even an entire book on sexual systems [right here.]

So it’s not like there is a lack of sources on this topic. It’s just there isn’t a proper definition of sexual system as a matter of fact some call them breeding systems or mating systems.

And the definition I presented in the lead isn’t ideal and doesn’t make much sense.CycoMa (talk) 01:55, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Actually I made an article for sexual systems. Sexual system.CycoMa (talk) 17:39, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[]

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!Edit

Please note that Organ (anatomy), which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of the Articles for improvement. The article is scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 2 August 2021 (UTC) on behalf of the AFI team[]

Reviving WikiProject ZooEdit

Hello, WikiProject Biology members, I am reviving WikiProject Zoo as I feel many of the zoo articles are lackluster. If anyone is interested in helping out, please do so. -- PaleoMatt (talk) 17:23, 5 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Categories: Biology education vs Bioscience educationEdit

Hello, I want to let you know that I've opened a discussion at CFD vis-a-vis merging these two Categories, which both cover the same subject matter -- and deciding which term should be used. You are invited to share your thoughts on this proposal HERE. Anomalous+0 (talk) 09:29, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Simultaneous hermaphroditism an orphanEdit

Hello I made this new article called Simultaneous hermaphroditism. Unfortunately this new article is kinda an orphan and I need help having other pages link to it.CycoMa (talk) 13:15, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@CycoMa: I just added it to {{Sex sidebar}}. That should bump your numbers up. --awkwafaba (📥) 13:46, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Also there are 16 possibilities here on Find Link. --awkwafaba (📥) 13:48, 25 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Redirecting Raoultella towards KlebsiellaEdit

Hello. The former genus has been first erected in 2001 on the basis of two genes.[1] In 2014 a phylogeny based on genomes reveals it is nested within Klebsiella and concludes: Robust genome-based phylogeny showed that a unified Klebsiella cluster contains Enterobacter aerogenes and Raoultella, suggesting the latter genus should be abandoned.[2] In 2021 another publication proposes again to reunify the genus Raoultella with the genus Klebsiella based on similar results[3] I have been trying to redirect Raoultella towards Klebsiella, but another user prevented me to do so. Can we have another opinion? Thanks, Totodu74 (talk) 13:56, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[]

  1. ^ Michel Drancourt; Claude Bollet; Anne Carta; Patricia Rousselier (1 May 2001). "Phylogenetic analyses of Klebsiella species delineate Klebsiella and Raoultella gen. nov., with description of Raoultella ornithinolytica comb. nov., Raoultella terrigena comb. nov. and Raoultella planticola comb. nov". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 51 (3): 925–932. doi:10.1099/00207713-51-3-925. ISSN 1466-5026. PMID 11411716. Wikidata Q33951893.
  2. ^ Corey M. Hudson; Zachary W. Bent; Robert J. Meagher; Kelly P. Williams (2014). "Resistance determinants and mobile genetic elements of an NDM-1-encoding Klebsiella pneumoniae strain". PLOS ONE. 9 (6): e99209. doi:10.1371/JOURNAL.PONE.0099209. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 4048246. PMID 24905728. Wikidata Q21132017.
  3. ^ Yuanyuan Ma; Xiuqin Wu; Shuying Li; Lie Tang; Mingyue Chen; Qianli An (June 2021). "Proposal for reunification of the genus Raoultella with the genus Klebsiella and reclassification of Raoultella electrica as Klebsiella electrica comb. nov". Research in Microbiology. 172 (6): 103851. doi:10.1016/J.RESMIC.2021.103851. ISSN 0923-2508. Wikidata Q108677989.

As you tried to change it on de as well see de:Wikipedia Diskussion:Redaktion Biologie#Raoultella vs. Klebsiella. LPSN does not agree with your change (see here) and at least on de-WP thats the guideline. .... When they change it de will change it probably as well. But not by simple putting a redirect; there is content which needs to be reviewed and maybe moved ...Sicherlich Post 09:14, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Ok, I hope the LPSN will soon take into account this synonymy. :) Totodu74 (talk) 11:26, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Totodu74: this discussion should be at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Microbiology --awkwafaba (📥) 12:13, 12 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Taxonomy edits by an ipuserEdit

Hello, hoping to bring attention to a series of edits made by a new ipuser, who is making several taxonomy changes in some animal species articles. Hoping to draw some attention to verify that the edits are constructive. Thanks. --PerpetuityGrat (talk) 18:42, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[]

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