CGC strain code:
Secernentea - Rhabditida - Cephalobina - Cephaloboidea - Cephalobidae
- Xenic: 5drops of E. coli on SA + 5mg/ml cholesterol, kept at 17C.
No survival after freezing in glycerin. Can be stored 6-12 months on slowly
desiccated plates; such plates can
probably be stored permanently in liquid nitrogen.
Steiner, G. (1936). Opuscula miscellanea nematologica, IV. Proceedings
of the Helminthological Society of Washington 3: 74-80.
De Ley, P., Félix, M.-A. Frisse, L.M., Nadler, S.A., Sternberg,
P.W. & Thomas, W.K. (1999). Molecular and morphological characterisation
of two reprodu
Paul De Ley. See remark above on A. saeedi and notes below.
Apparently part of a species complex. Cultured specimens are morphologically
very close to e.g. the amphimictic sinistral strains PS1158 and PS2160
(A. bodenheimeri) and to the amphimictic dextral strain PS2052 (A.
camberenensis), but are parthenogenetic and have a higher reproductive
rate. Very rare males appear only in very crowded plates.
Last Updated: Thursday April 3, 2003