(Siddiqi, 1993) Shahina & De Ley, 1997
CGC strain code:
alphaC, WCUG4, JB-030
Nebe, central Senegal: Sahel soil 5 km south of Diourbel along road Diourbel-Gossas. Collected in August 1991 by Pierre Baujard.
Secernentea - Rhabditida - Cephalobina - Cephaloboidea - Cephalobidae
on 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 +
). No attempts to remove other bacteria have so far been made.
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.
Freely available on agar.
Siddiqi, M.R. (1993). Nematodes of tropical rainforests: 2. Five new genera and eight new species of cephalobs.
Afro-Asian Journal of Nematology
, 3: 221-225.
Paul De Ley.
Autotokous. Seems to multiply slightly faster than
. Well-sealed plates can last very long. Do not keep below 20°C.
Last Updated: Tuesday 27 March 1998