Location: Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory
Project Number: 8042-22000-322-008-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2020
End Date: Sep 30, 2022
To provide identification of nematodes submitted by APHIS personnel and state cooperators, as well as related expertise.
ARS scientist will provide microscopic and molecular identification of intercepted nematodes and information about geographic distribution, host range and related subjects. Additional resources are made available to APHIS such as accurate nematode names, specimen data from USDA Nematode Collection, database of literature, including entry of new references, and deposition of specimens in the USDA Nematode Collection. Data are continuously added to the Database that now exceeds 48,000 entries with millions of plant parasitic, soil and insect parasitic nematodes throughout the world.