The UC Davis Nematode Collection is establishing a new component --
a frozen tissue resource for molecular systematic research. You are
encouraged to contribute specimens (frozen specimens plus
traditionally preserved vouchers) to the repository. We feel that
collections that contain both traditionally preserved vouchers and
undenatured (frozen) specimens will have the greatest utility for
studying systematic relationships at all levels of organization.
Unlike the Caenorhabditis strain collection, the UCD frozen tissue
collection is not focused on preserving living stocks of nematodes
for subsequent culture, but instead on preserving macromolecules from
a phylogenetically diverse spectrum of taxa for systematic research.
Funds are available to cover the cost of shipping frozen specimens by
"overnight" courier. Proposed rules governing use of collection
materials are available by e-mail on request.
The UC Davis Nematode Collection is a comprehensive collection of
plant parasitic, free-living soil, freshwater, and marine nematodes,
with a type specimen collection that includes more than 3,000 primary
types representing 930 species. The general slide collection
contains more than 50,000 specimens. We view the addition of a
frozen tissue component as requisite to serve the needs of
researchers in systematic nematology. Please consider depositing
some specimens at UC Davis!
For information contact:
Associate Professor and Curator
Department of Nematology
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8668
Telephone (916) 752-2121
FAX (916) 752-5809
e-mail: sanadler at ucdavis.edu