New Developments in Nematology Research
Send in details of new research initiatives and project
developments to the Research
The web accessible Database for the
Nematode tree-of-life project is called NemaToL and is located
at http://nematol.unh.edu. The primary mission of this database
is to link morphological, molecular and ecological data
in a phylogenetic context. The web site has numerous functions
providing access to specimen data via DNA sequences or taxonomic
The database houses morphological information (4277 Digital
Multifocal Images) on taxonomically diverse groups (638
individuals from 64 families and 231 genera) and newly generated
and openly available molecular data (4890 18s, 1405 28s
and 1660 ITS sequences) within a phylogenetic framework.
In an attempt to make this database as useful to the community
as possible we are soliciting comments and recommendations
from as many Nematologists as possible. In addition, we
are attempting to improve access to key information by establishing
direct access to new specimens based on taxonomic interests.
Community members can establish a direct notification of
new specimens from the taxonomic group(s) of their interest
by registering using at the URL address http://Nematol.unh.edu/nemwatch/
If you would please pass this information on to your members
it would help to enhance the refinement and improvement
of this resource for a better and much improved service
to the broader research community.
We appreciate your help in this regard.
Research Assistant Professor
Hubbard Center for Genome Studies &
Department of Zoology
University of New Hampshire
35 Colovos Rd., Gregg Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Telephone (Office) 603 862 3552
Establishment of the new nematology
network "Nordic Nematology Initiative" (NordNem)
The focus of NordNem is to provide advanced education in
all fields of modern nematology and of all free-living and
parasitic nematode taxa. This broad scale is an unique feature
of NordNem, and it facilitates comparative work which covers
the whole Phylum Nematoda.