From June 24, 2010 the nematode collection of Wageningen University (NCWU), will be handed over to the National Plant Protection Organisation, The Netherlands

The collection will be named: Wageningen Nematode Collection (acronym: WaNeCo),
and is part of a cooperation between the NPPO and Wageningen University.

Prof. dr. Gerrit Karssen and Msc Evelyn van Heese will be the new curators.

Slides with nematodes (holo- and paratypes etc.) can be deposited at our new address:

Wageningen Nematode Collection (WaNeCo)
P.O. Box 9102
6700 HC Wageningen
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 317 496846

WaNeCo maintains types of nematodes from marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats. It also includes an extensive nomenclatorial database. Both will be made available after the summer of 2010 at

For any new nematode taxon to be published in your journal and types to be deposited in our collection, we would be very thankful if our collection name and acronym will be published correctly in your journal.

Our best regards,
Gerrit Karssen and Evelyn van Heese

Rothamsted Nematode Collection finds a new home

The Central Science Laboratory (CSL) has acquired the Rothamsted Nematode Collection. Whilst it is of enormous historic value, we hope to use available technology to develop it as a facility that can be used by all nematologists.
The attached communique is self-explanatory, but if you have
any questions, please ask.

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We are willing to consider any research programmes that will help us to accelerate the development of this collection, in conjunction with our own CSL collection.

Thank you for your help,
Sue Hockland
29 October, 2008

Dr. Sue Hockland Phone: +44 (0)1904 462214
Consultant Nematologist
Pest & Disease Identification Team GTN: 5129 2214
Central Science Laboratory Fax: +44 (0)1904 462250
Sand Hutton E-mail:
York YO41 1LZ Web:

The Harold W. Manter Laboratory (HWML) of Parasitology in the University of Nebraska State Museum

The Manter Laboratory (HWML) holds the 2nd largest collection of metazoan parasites in the western hemisphere and provides training in parasite taxonomy, systematics, and biodiversity through field work, loans, and onsite study of specimens in the collections. The collection data are fully on-line ( and continual improvements are being made to the quality of data in the databases. The HWML holds a large collection of digenetic trematodes from marine teleost fishes (collected by Harold Manter) from the tropical Pacific Ocean. Also held is one of the most complete assemblage of ecto- and endoparasites from mammals from the central Neotropics (mostly from Bolivia). The HWML is actively recruiting students through the School of Biological Sciences at UNL and students and research associates of the lab are engaged in local, national, and international research projects focusing on taxonomy, systematics, phylogenetics, and ecology of host-parasite systems. One of the primary missions of the HWML is to actively train new systematists in the field of parasitology and parasite biodiversity.

The collection manager for Parasitology is F. Agustín Jiménez-Ruiz, an expert in the systematics of nematodes (especially the Heterakoidea).

Visit the Manter Laboratory at

Contact: Scott Lyell Gardner, Ph.D., Curator of Parasitology, The Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, W-529 Nebraska Hall, The University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0514,, tel: 402-472-3334, fax: 402-472-8949