New Developments in Nematology Research

Send in details of new research initiatives and project developments to the Research Editor
Nematode Tree-of-Life Project

The web accessible Database for the Nematode tree-of-life project is called NemaToL and is located at 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 queries.

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

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.

Eyualem Abebe
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.