Acrobeles complexus Thorne, 1925
CGC strain code:
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Z, WCUG2, JB-039
Landegem, Belgium: sandy soil with broken herb cover (mostly grasses),
from a field next to the "Schipdonk Canal" used as deposit site for sediment
dredged out in 1980. Collected in 1990 by P. De Ley.
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.
Thorne, G. (1961). Principles of Nematology. McGraw-Hill, New York. 553
pp. - S. complexa described on p. 472.
Thomas, P.W. (1965). Morphology of Acrobeles complexus Thorne
cultivated on agar. Nematologica 11: 383-394.
Rashid, F.; Heyns, J. & Coomans, A. (1990). Species of Seleborca
Andrássy, 1985 from South West Africa/Namibia (Nematoda: Cephalobidae).
Phytophylactica 22: 51-62. - with SEM.
Boström, S. (1992). Some Cephalobidae (Nematoda: Rhabditida) from
Crete, Greece. Fundamental and Applied Nematology 15: 289-295 -
Paul De Ley.
Autotokous. Multiplies slowly (hence culture on pure agar preferred over
NA or NGM) but can last over a year in well-sealed plates.
Last Updated: Monday 01 Nov. 2004