Worm Breeder's Gazette 12(5): 14 (February 1, 1993)

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Update on the Rhabditida Collection

David H. A. Fitch, Scott W. Emmons

Figure 1

A. Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

To provide a phylogenetically representative sample of species both

closely and rather distantly related to C. elegans, we have compiled

a collection of nematodes belonging to the order Rhabditida. So far,

we have representatives from both suborders Rhabditina and

Cephalobina. Within Rhabditina, we only have representatives from

superfamily Rhabditoidea (of which only family Rhabditidae is shown in this figure), and not yet from Alloionematoidea or

Bunonematoidea. Note that the classification scheme above is an

unconventional synthesis of several other systems. Besides this lab,

the major contributors to this collection are W. Sudhaus (most of

the Rhabditoidea), G. Borgonie et al. (all of the Cephalobina and some

Rhabditoidea), L. Carta, and R. Giblin-Davis. Additional donations of

fully identified and described species are encouraged. Asterisks (~)

indicate species that we have recently sent to the CGC.

Documentation for each species will also be provided.

Figure 1