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Paul's Bizarre Worm Bazaar

A Selection of Fine Worms

Last revised 26 October 2005 

The Bazaar pages are being maintained by Kathie Carter and Paul De Ley

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Below is a list of all the nematode species that we are culturing or have cultured. Most of these are freely available for teaching and research purposes. Just send Paul a request by email. If you should in due course publish on these nematodes, we will be happy to add your reference to the relevant strain's data page. And of course we would be grateful for a reprint!

For our own research, we do not need monoxenic or axenic cultures, so note that most of these cultures contain unknown bacteria in addition to the E. coli we add when inoculating fresh plates. Some also contain yeasts, or fungi.

To find out more about a species, just click its name in the table of strains.

Note: These pages are intended not just for strain distribution, but also to keep previous recipients of strains informed about identity, sampling locality, descriptions, etc. as well as nomenclatorial changes. I will update this information whenever necessary. Check these pages before publishing your work using any of these strains, to make sure your information about them is up to date.

Except for PDL0003, PDL-coded strains are NOT yet at CGC.

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The List of Strains Arranged by Strain Code

Not here? If the species or genera you need are not in the list, ask me for pointers to other people who might have them.
Species CGC code Other code Taxonomy Availability
Acrobeloides I2001   Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Acrobeloides ?maximus DF5048 WCUG1 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Acrobeloides cf maximus sp. Galápagos DF5049 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae
Acrobeloides thornei DWF1109 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Plectus cf. sambesii Mekong ES601 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Zeldia punctata JB015 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Acrobeloides bodenheimeri PS2052 JB50 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Acrobeles complexus JB054 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Pseudacrobeles variabilis Mexico JB056 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae
Acrobeloides ? JB057 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae
Stegelletina JB064 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae
Nothacrobeles sp. California JB066 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Lost!
Metacrobeles JB076 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae
JB119 JB119   Ok
Plectus acuminatus JB126 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Procephalobus sp JU169 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Rhabditophanes sp. Canada KR3021 PDL0036 Rhabditida: Alloionematidae
Ok Temp Sensitive
Acrobeles complexus PDL0002 WCUG2, JB-039 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Zeldia punctata PDL0003 WCUG3, JB-040 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Cervidellus alutus PDL0004 WCUG4, JB-030 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Pristionchus sp. 1 PDL0006 WCUG6 Diplogasteromorpha: Neodiplogasteridae Other sources
Pristionchus sp. 2 PDL0007 WCUG7 Diplogasteromorpha: Neodiplogasteridae
Other sources
Pseudodiplogasteroides n.sp. PDL0008 WCUG8 Diplogasteromorpha: Pseudodiplogasteroididae
Other sources
Myolaimus heterurus PDL0009 WCUG9 Rhabditida: Myolaimidae Lost!
Diploscapter coronatus PDL0010 WCUG10 Rhabditida: Diploscapteridae Ok
Teratocephalus lirellus PDL0011 WCUG11, JB041 Rhabditida: Teratocephalidae Ok
Plectus minimus PDL0012 WCUG12 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Plectus sp. 2 PDL0013 WCUG13 Plectida: Plectidae Lost!
Plectus minimus PDL0014 WCUG14 Plectida: Plectidae =PDL0012!
Rhabditidae sp. D7 PDL0015 WCUG15 Rhabditida: Rhabditidae Ok
Rhabditis oxycerca PDL0016 WCUG16 Rhabditida: Rhabditidae Ok
Halicephalobus gingivalis PDL0017 WCUG17, JB043 Rhabditida: Panagrolaimidae Lost!
Plectus aquatilis PDL0018 JB049 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
"Myctolaimellus" sp. PDL0019 Diplogasteromorpha: Cylindrocorporidae =PDL0020!
Goodeyus ulmi PDL0020 Diplogasteromorpha: Cylindrocorporidae Ok
Diplogastrellus graciloides PDL0021 Diplogasteromorpha: Diplogasteroididae Lost!
Butlerius sp. PDL0022 Diplogasteromorpha: Diplogasteridae Lost!
Myolaimus sp. PDL0023 Rhabditida: Myolaimidae Lost!
Panagrobelus stammeri PDL0024 JB032 Rhabditida: Panagrolaimidae Ok
Plectonchus hunti sp. PDL0025 JB033 Rhabditida: Panagrolaimidae Ok
Bunonema sp. PDL0026 Rhabditida: Bunonematidae Lost!
Tylocephalus auriculatus PDL0027   Plectida: Plectidae Lost!
Plectus sp. (not Chiloplectus) PDL0028 JB051 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Mesorhabditis sp. PDL0029 Rhabditida: Rhabditidae Ok
Tylocephalus auriculatus PDL0030 JB-052 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Anaplectus sp. PDL0031 JB-053 Plectida: Plectidae
Acrobeloides bodenheimeri Belgium PDL0032 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Acrobeloides sp. S-Africa PDL0033 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Mesorhabditis sp. S-Africa PDL0034 Rhabditida: Rhabditidae Lost!
Ereptonema arcticum-W8 PDL0035 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Rhabditophanes sp. (same sp. as KR3021) PDL0036 Rhabditida: Alloionematidae Ok
Galleria extract Lduff A XIII PDL0037 Rhabditida: Rhabditidae Ok
unidentified (Mesorhabditis?) PDL0038 Rhabditida: Rhabditidae Ok
Tricephalobus PDL0039 Rhabditida: Panagrolaimidae
(Eu) Cephalobus? PDL0040 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Acrobeloides Not Aporcelaimellus! PDL0041 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Tylocephalus SBA PDL1000 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Tylocephalus-Piñon Pine PDL1001 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Bunonema PDL1002 W19 Rhabditida: Bunonematidae Ok
Moss Box Springs PDL1003   Ok
Plectid (S6) PDL1004 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Wilsonematid (S6) PDL1005 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Tylocephalus (Rattle) PDL1007 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Ereptonema PDL1008 Plectida: Plectidae Ok
Acrobeloides PS1143 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Acrobeloides PS1146 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae Ok
Acrobeloides bodenheimeriCalifornia PS2160 Rhabditida: Cephalobidae
Brevibucca sp. Germany SB117 Rhabditida: Brevibuccidae Ok
Cuticonema SB179 Rhabditida: Brevibuccidae Ok
Brevibucca sp. Germany SB261 Rhabditida: Brevibuccidae Ok
Acrobeloides/Cephalobus-W4   Rhabditida: Cephalobidae ?
Cruznema   Rosario Rhabditida: Rhabditidae Ok
Ed Caswell's diplogasterid   Diplogasteromorpha: Diplogasteroididae Ok
Mixed Tylocephalus-p.p.   Plectida: Plectidae Ok