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Nematode posters, educational aids and 3-D models

Nematode posters (http://www.mactode.com/page6/page6.html):
$24.95/$99.95: Geraldius bakeri (The Moss Nematode), Contributions of N.A. Cobb, Heterodera glycines J2 (Soybean Cyst), Caenorhabditis elegans (Round Worm), Ditylenchus dipsaci (Stem and Bulb),Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Pinewood)

3-D models (http://www.mactode.com/page5/page5.html):
Lesion Nematode Feeding Inside a Cell ($180, free shipping in USA); Plant Disease Agents (nematode, bacteria, fungus, and virus) ($260, free shipping in USA)

Mactode Publications, 3510 Indian Meadow Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060; www.mactode.com; info@mactode.com; tel: 1.540.231.4650; fax: 1.707.988.8647

Multi-Language Nematode Sites on the Internet


Dr. Diana H. Wall’s Lab: Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

This website at http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/projects/soil/ is run by the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at the Colorado State University, USA.

Plant and Insect Parasitic Nematodes

This website at http://nematode.unl.edu/ includes information on all aspects of nematode biology with a special emphasis on nematode ecology and taxonomy.

N. A. Cobb Foundation

The Nathan A. Cobb Nematology Foundation(http://www.lal.ufl.edu/duncan/cobb_foundation.htm) provides all nematologists the opportunity to build self-sustaining endowments for the advancement of nematology. The endowments are used to support important nematology projects that are beyond the normal resources of the Society of Nematologists.

USDA Nematode Collection (USDANC) Database

Donna Ellington and Zafar A. Handoo of the USDA-ARS Nematology Laboratory (Beltsville, MD, USA) have developed and now maintain a website hosting the United States Department of Agriculture Nematode Collection (USDANC) Database. This database contains over 19,000 records representing 555 nematode genera and 1,670 nematode species on 800 plant host species. Individual collectors number 3,000, and the collection includes samples gathered from 180 countries. In addition, 180 insect hosts are represented by specimens in the collection.

Historical Recollections

George Bird and Bill Mai have developed a website of historical data relating to the Science of Plant Nematology. Historical information was obtained from retired Plant Nematologists (including themselves) and from the records of the major Nematological Societies.


The Consortium for International Crop Protection (CICP), working for a quarter of a century to implement effective and environmentally-sensitive crop protection worldwide, welcomes visitors to its revamped website and invites usage of all of the free resources offered.


Plant Pathology Internet Guide Book

Caenorhabditis elegans WWW Server

USDA Nematology Lab

International Master of Science in Agro – and Environmental Nematology

Wageningen University, Laboratory of Nematology

The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Plant Parasitic Nematodes

Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University.

Department of Pathology, UMDNJ

CAES, the University of Georgia

Multi-Language Nematode Sites

The Golden Nematode Handbook

University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department

Nematode Maturity Index literature

Monograph of Soil Nematodes from Coastal Douglas-fir Forests in British Columbia

You can access this 177-page publication by Panesar and Marshall, 2003, via this link: http://www.royalroads.net/nematodes

Reference Check

If you need to look up a journal title, check an abstract etc. this site is useful, containing links to loads of journals:http://www.sciencekomm.at/journal.html

Plant Names

If you have a problem with a plant name then the first reference source should be the GRIN database of the USDA-ARS. On the front page of this site you will find a heading ‘General Queries of Grin Taxonomy:’, with an option entitled: ‘Form-based queries of species data’. Click on this ‘hot-spot’ to be taken to a form which you can use to make your query.

Enzyme Names

Enzyme names for use in papers can be standardized usingENZYME (the Enzyme nomenclature database). ENZYME (Release 24.0, January 1999, and updates up to 16 March 1999) totals 3704 entries. It is primarily based on the recommendations of the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and describes each type of characterized enzyme for which an EC (Enzyme Commission) number has been provided. Notes on how to use this site are provided on the front page by clicking on the hot-spot ‘ENZYME user manual’ under ‘Documents’.


The portal Parasitology Online at http://www.parasitology-online.com, a web-based service aimed at the scientific community in the fields of tropical medicine and parasitology, has extended the FREE trial period providing unrestricted full text access.