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For planning and administration of Biology Week, go here.

Welcome to Biology Week!



We are planning a big "online convention" of Biologists here on the Citizendium. Would you like to see more work done on articles about Approved Article Biology on Citizendium? Then here is your chance to make a difference.


Background information for newcomers


How do I register to participate in Biology Week

  • Request a Citizendium account
    • Register as a Biology Author.
    • If you qualify for expertise in an area of biology, please also register as a Biology Editor.
  • It takes only a few minutes at most to fill out the form
  • Within hours, 24 at most, you will receive login information

In case of problems with registration, please contact the constables (who handle technical matters here at Citizendium) via an email to constables@citizendium.org.

What exactly can you contribute to Biology Week?

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Hi! I'm an amoeba and I write Citizendium articles. So can you!

In principle, you have two ways to contribute

  1. by improving existing articles listed as biological, especially the Core and High Priority articles or
  2. by starting new articles fitting in there.

Lecturers and other instructors have a third option - assigning Citizendium articles as coursework via our Eduzendium initiative.

How to improve existing biology articles?

You can improve

  1. the content, phrasing, structure or illustration of an article
  2. the content phrasing or structure of an article's subpages (e.g. Related Articles, Bibliography, External Links, Gallery, Video, or Definitions).

If an article has already been approved, improvements (subject to re-approval) are still encouraged; for the editable version of the article, click on the "draft" tab, which you can see for example at the top of Life.

How to start new biology articles at Citizendium?

  • If you are new to Citizendium, please take a look here and start writing. During Biology Week, many people familiar with formatting will be around to help you.
  • If you are new to Biology, you can invite biologists to help you. To this end, please announce your article in the appropriate section below.


In case of any queries or problems contact

Biology Week Coordinators: Supten Sarbadhikari and Daniel Mietchen


Biology Workgroup Recent Changes

To monitor biology articles most recently edited, check out the Biology Workgroup's recent changes.

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki?title=Special:Recentchangeslinked&target=Category:Biology_tag

Biology clusters edited during Biology Week

Please use the format {{rpl|Your Article's name}}.

  • Alcmaeon: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Alcmaeon (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
  • Developing Article Ape: Tail-less primates in Africa and Eurasia, e.g. humans, orang-utans and chimpanzees. [e]
  • Stub Apple (fruit): A tree fruit of the plant Malus pumila, commonly used in cooking, or eaten raw. [e]
  • Developing Article Arabidopsis thaliana (Thale Cress): A small flowering plant widely used by plant biologists as a model organism for basic research. It is a dicotyledonous species and a member of the Brassicaceae or mustard family. [e]
  • Developing Article Astrocyte: A non-neural cell type in the brain and spinal cord of vertebrates. [e]
  • Approved Article Biology: The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future. [e]
  • Stub Biophysics: The study of forces and energies in biological systems. [e]
  • Stub Brain development: The build-up of the brain from ectodermal cells to a complex structure of neurons, glia and blood vessels. [e]
  • Developing Article Brain evolution: The process by which the central nervous system changed over many generations. [e]
  • Stub Brain plasticity and music: The adaptations and changes in the brain during learning music formally. [e]
  • Developing Article Breast cancer: Cancer of the glandular breast tissue. [e]
  • Developing Article Cancer: A generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body; one defining feature is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs. [e]
  • Stub Carbonyl group: A chemical group containing a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen atom. [e]
  • Stub Cell cycle: Is the progression of events within a eukaryotic cell between cell divisions. [e]
  • Stub Cell division: The process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells. [e]
  • Stub Cerebral cortex: External tissue layer within the vertebrate brain, ensheathed by the pia mater; home to the nerve cell bodies; important in learning and dementia. [e]
  • Stub Cholinergic antagonist: The medications "that bind to but do not activate cholinergic receptors, thereby blocking the actions of acetylcholine or cholinergic agonists." [e]
  • Developing Article Coccidioides posadasii: The fungus that is the causative agent of the disease coccidioidomycosis. [e]
  • Stub Cortical thickness: The combined thickness of the cerebral cortex layers. [e]
  • Developing Article Coxiella burnetii: The rickettsia that causes Q fever. [e]
  • Developing Article Dinosaurs: widely distributed and diverse group of generally large reptiles that lived from approximately 215 to 65 million years ago. [e]
  • External Article Domestication: The process of habituating wild animals or plants to live in association with humans, thereby providing us with food, livestock and pets. [e]
  • Developing Article Ear: The organ that detects sound. [e]
  • Stub Electroencephalography: A technique that records brain electrical activity non-invasively. [e]
  • Stub Embryo: An organism in its earliest phase of development. [e]
  • Stub Fruit: The parts of a plant containing its seeds, usually held in or around a pulpy covering. [e]
  • Developed Article Glycolysis: A biochemical pathway by which a molecule of glucose is oxidized to two molecules of pyruvate. [e]
  • Developing Article Growth hormone: A peptide hormone that is made in and secreted from the somatotroph cells of the anterior pituitary gland, and which is essential for regulating post-natal growth in all mammals. [e]
  • Developing Article Gyrification: The folding process during brain development, or the extent of folding. [e]
  • Developing Article MEDLINE: The U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains over 16 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. [e]
  • Approved Article Metabolism: The modification of chemical substances by living organisms. [e]
  • Stub Mitosis: The process of eukaryotic cell division. [e]
  • Stub Model organism: Species often used in research as models for the study of biological processes. [e]
  • Stub Moss: A non-vascular plant that only reproduces in water. [e]
  • Developing Article Music perception: The study of the neural mechanisms involved in people perceiving rhythms, melodies, harmonies and other musical features. [e]
  • Developing Article N-acetylaspartate: A putative reserve of acetyls for myelin synthesis in the brain. [e]
  • Stub Nervous system: The control unit of bodily functions in animals. [e]
  • Stub Neurochemistry: A subfield of biology that focuses on the chemical makeup of the brain with a particular emphasis on the metabolism of neuroactive compounds like neurotransmitters. [e]
  • Developing Article Neuroimaging: A group of techniques used to visualize structure and function of nervous systems, especially the vertebrate brain. [e]
  • Developing Article Neurotransmitter: A class of chemicals which relay, amplify or modulate electrical signals between a neuron and other cells in the nervous system. [e]
  • Developing Article Obesity: Excessive stores of body fat. [e]
  • Developing Article Olfactory bulb: A structure in the vertebrate brain which is responsible for processing information from odour receptors in the nose. [e]
  • Developed Article Organism: An individual living individual: a complex, adaptive physical system that acts a integrated unit that sustains metabolism and reproduces progeny that resemble it. [e]
  • Approved Article Oxytocin: A mammalian hormone that is secreted into the bloodstream from the posterior pituitary gland, and which is also released into the brain where it has effects on social behaviors. [e]
  • Stub Patch clamp: An electrophysiological recording technique that enables the investigation of single or multiple ion channel properties. [e]
  • Stub Phenylketonuria: A metabolic disease due to the reduction or loss of activity of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH). [e]
  • Developing Article Phycology: The academic discipline involving the study of algae. [e]
  • Developing Article Social Darwinism: Efforts to draw political conclusions from the theory of evolution by natural selection. [e]
  • Developing Article Species: A fundamental unit of biological classification - a set of individual organisms that produce fertile offspring. [e]
  • External Article Symbiosis: The interdependence of organisms belonging to different species. [e]
  • External Article Tree: A large, perennial, woody plant. [e]

The following edited biology articles during biology week: Tony, Chris, Christian, Daniel, David, Felipe, Gareth, Howard, Johannes, John, Joscha-Tapani, Larry, Pat, Pierre, Robert, Supten, Timothy, Tom and Yuval

Biology clusters started during Biology Week

Please use the format {{rpl|Your Article's name}}.

  • Developing Article Arabidopsis thaliana (Thale Cress): A small flowering plant widely used by plant biologists as a model organism for basic research. It is a dicotyledonous species and a member of the Brassicaceae or mustard family. [e]
  • Stub Cell division: The process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells. [e]
  • Stub Electroencephalography: A technique that records brain electrical activity non-invasively. [e]
  • Stub Embryo: An organism in its earliest phase of development. [e]
  • Stub Flight (biology): Aerial locomotion by living organisms. [e]
  • Stub Model organism: Species often used in research as models for the study of biological processes. [e]
  • Developing Article N-acetylaspartate: A putative reserve of acetyls for myelin synthesis in the brain. [e]
  • Stub Neurochemistry: A subfield of biology that focuses on the chemical makeup of the brain with a particular emphasis on the metabolism of neuroactive compounds like neurotransmitters. [e]
  • Developing Article Olfactory bulb: A structure in the vertebrate brain which is responsible for processing information from odour receptors in the nose. [e]
  • Stub Patch clamp: An electrophysiological recording technique that enables the investigation of single or multiple ion channel properties. [e]
  • Stub Phenylketonuria: A metabolic disease due to the reduction or loss of activity of the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH). [e]

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