CGC strain code:
Secernentea - Rhabditida - Cephalobina - Cephaloboidea - Cephalobidae
Xenic: E. coli on 1-1.5% pure agar (with or without 0.1% NA) + 5
µg/ml cholesterol. Currently kept on "wet plates" (1% agar + cholesterol
+ 5 ml 0.05M phosphate buffer at pH 7.3 + E. coli). No attempts
to remove other bacteria have so far been made. Kept at room temperature
(never below 20C).
No survival after freezing in glycerin. Can be stored 6-12 months on slowly
desiccated plates; such plates can
be stored permanently in liquid nitrogen.
Freely available on agar.
Last Updated:Wednesday 27 Oct 2004