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