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A free collaborative resource for the Bacillus community

Who is the target audience? 
The Bacillus subtilis community
What is the primary function of the wiki? 
Collect up-to-date information on all genes and gene products of Bacillus subtilis
What 'reward model' do you use (if any)? 
Contribution credits to highlight the contribution of each author
What custom features are used? 

(Abstract from the publication appearing in the journal DATABASE)

Bacillus subtilis is the model organism for Gram-positive bacteria, with a large amount of publications on all aspects of its biology. To facilitate genome annotation and the collection of comprehensive information on B. subtilis, we created SubtiWiki as a community-oriented annotation tool for information retrieval and continuous maintenance. The wiki is focussed on the needs and requirements of scientists doing experimental work. This has implications for the design of the interface and for the layout of the individual pages. The pages can be accessed primarily by the gene designations. All pages have a similar flexible structure and provide links to related gene pages in SubtiWiki or to information in the World Wide Web. Each page gives comprehensive information on the gene, the encoded protein or RNA, as well as information related to the current investigation of the gene/protein. The wiki has been seeded with information from key publications and from the most relevant general and B. subtilis-specific databases. We think that SubtiWiki might serve as an example for other scientific wikis that are devoted to the genes and proteins of one organism.

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Data table

Contact email
Created 2008/12/04
Content pages (new) 4719 (3)
Users (active) 140 (6)
Contributions*1 (edits) 142544 (224)
Table notes:
Values in parenthesis are automatically collected over the previous month.
*1 Contributions are defined as: Raw edit count



  1. Lammers CR, Flórez LA, Schmeisky AG, Roppel SF, Mäder U, Hamoen L, Stülke J. 2010. Microbiology
  2. Flórez LA, Roppel SF, Schmeisky AG, Lammers CR, Stülke J. 2009. Database

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