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Important  Note (8th May 2006)

The home page for this project is now http://www.pml-nematode.org.uk, please update your bookmarks and links for this page

 

The Darwin Nematode Project

Darwin Initiative Web Link

Introduction to the Project

Nematode biodiversity and worldwide pollution monitoring is a Darwin Initiative project which is being carried out by Plymouth Marine Laboratory in partnership with the Natural History Museum, London (NHM).

 

Overall Aims 

To help countries to assess the local biodiversity of free-living marine nematodes as well as using this group to assess local environmental quality - achieved through training workshops (nematode identification and statistical analysis of ecological community data) and provision of electronic identification keys to free-living marine nematodes on the Internet.  

To create a virtual museum nematode collection to enable scientists to give names to new, undescribed species which can be used by their colleagues whilst the species await formal description in the scientific literature.  

You can read more about the background and aims of the project here

You can go to the Darwin Nematode Network discussion forum here

 

Electronic Key for Nematode Identification

The electronic key can be run over the internet (click below)

or the software can be downloaded by clicking the link below

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