Submitted to: Journal of Nematology
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 19, 1997
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: A list of the deposited type specimens, a detailed historical background, importance, maintenance procedures and policies regarding the loan of type specimens are given fpr the type collection of the United States Department of Agriculture Nematode Collection. The type specimen section is one of the largest and most valuable in existence and contains 1,430 species mounted and preserved on 5,177 metal and glass slides and 404 vials. In addition to type, a brief description of the other constituent divisions of the collection is given, with a total collection of 34,000 permanent slides and vials and 19,500 species entries. This list of deposited types is only a type specimen location reference and is not to be used for the status of type species. The complete title of the reference is not given for each species-only the authors, date, source, slide number(s) and author(s) of designated types other than those of the original type. This collection preserves the type specimens of nematodes to serve as a reference for research and identifications, and provides useful information on nematode hosts, occurence and distribution.