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Missing info on coinfections including potential issues


See "Missing info on "hybrid viral particles" and other (potential) issues from coinfections". This doesn't only relate to the Coinfection article. Prototyperspective (talk) 22:20, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

National Microbial Pathogen Data Resource


National Microbial Pathogen Data Resource looks like it could be an exceptionally useful article to Wikipedia editors (e.g., to help figure out whether a source is reliable). If anyone knows something about this subject, the article could use some attention. WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:08, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

List of Archaea genera


The List provided here does neither follow NCBI Taxonomy nor LPSN. It looks very like GTDB instead:

E. g. there is a phylum Asgardarchaeota with class Lokiarchaeia comprising Lokiarchaeales and Helarchaeales, but not a phylum Lokiarchaeota. Besides of the fact that the list is worthless due to invalid reference, this rises further problems as follows:



"Lokiarchaeaceae " could not be veryfied anywehere, even not in GTDB. There is no reference provided for "Lokiarchaeaceae" Vanwonterghem et al. 2016. Is Lokiarchaeaceae eqal to GTDB-family MK-D1? For a discussion of this and the question if "Lokiarchaeaceae" Vanwonterghem et al. 2016 might be equal to GTDB family MK-D1 see Talk:Lokiarchaeota#2 species cultivated now.

A Google lookup returned just hits from russian server in chinese that wanted me to input my creditcard dates. Please find a serious source for
"Lokiarchaeaceae" Vanwonterghem et al. 2016



Order "Sigynarchaeales" belongs to pyhlum Sigynarchaeaota (strain SQRJ_234) according to LPSN. This clade is not known to NCBI taxonomy. There is no relation to Lokiarchaota/Lokiarchaeia according to the rfrerenced soureces. Please could anyone fix this? Thanks.

--Ernsts (talk) 07:55, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Might be a good idea to ping Videsh Ramsahai and throw on some magic template to archive this thing to Talk:List of Archaea genera.
  • The closest I got for Vanwonterghem was a bunch of "Verstraetearchaeota". That's weird.
  • "Sigynarchaeaota" is shown as sister to Lokiarchaeota in doi:10.1007/s11427-021-1969-6, one of the sources currently provided. I think someone decided that the GTDB Loki is "Lokiarchaeales", so the sister must also become an order? The assemblies are a little too new for GTDB release 214.
Artoria2e5 🌉 15:48, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Project-independent quality assessments


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Bacteria not validly published


Wikipedia has many articles on bacteria that are not validly published. There is a deletion discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Gabonia for 6 of them. I've started a thread at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Tree of Life#Bacteria not validly published for a broader discussion about which, if any, bacteria not validly published should have articles. Plantdrew (talk) 19:33, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Talk:COVID-19 lab leak theory#Request_for_comment


An editor has started an RfC about whether the announcement by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Energy that they support the COVID-19 lab leak theory should be in the lede of the COVID-19 lab leak theory article. Editors are invited to contribute. TarnishedPathtalk 01:56, 4 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Requested move at Talk:Wallaceina#Requested move 9 May 2024


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Wallaceina#Requested move 9 May 2024 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Wikiexplorationandhelping (talk) 05:13, 12 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

"Slime mould diseases" listed at Redirects for discussion


  The redirect Slime mould diseases has been listed at redirects for discussion to determine whether its use and function meets the redirect guidelines. Readers of this page are welcome to comment on this redirect at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2024 May 28 § Slime mould diseases until a consensus is reached. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 19:05, 28 May 2024 (UTC)Reply