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Nematodes in WUR Image Collections

Published on
December 6, 2023

In the course of their work, researchers from WUR's Laboratory of Nematology took high-resolution pictures of hundreds of nematode (roundworm) species. The pictures for the new Nematode Picture Gallery in the WUR Image Collections were selected based on ecological and agronomical relevance, and morphological beauty!

You can admire over 1500 nematode photos. The gallery currently has detailed pictures of 130 nematodes species (roughly 5-10 pictures per species). In the near future, we hope to expand the collection to cover 250 species. 

Most pictures were taken at the Laboratory of Nematology of Wageningen University & Research. The collection is supplemented with photos from Gerrit Karssen, nematode taxonomist at the National Plant Protection Organization.

Acrobeloides apiculatus: head region
Acrobeloides apiculatus: head region
Anatonchus tridentatus: 3 teeth in oral cavity
Anatonchus tridentatus: 3 teeth in oral cavity

Laboratory of Nematology

The Laboratory of Nematology, Department of Plant Sciences, studies the biology of nematodes and associated organisms to understand and predict their functioning in agricultural and natural ecosystems. The laboratory's researchers focus on nematodes as key factors in soil resilience and nutrient cycling, and as a persistent threat to animal, human and plant health.

Contact

If you're interested in a specific nematode and this species is not yet included in the gallery, or if you would like to have a higher resolution photo, please contact Lisette Groeneveld-Vervloed.

More WUR Image Collections

The WUR Image Collections cover a wide range of image collections. All these collections originate from WUR research or education. We have Image Collections on, for example Botany, Food for Mars and Moon, Marine Research and Root System Drawings.

Most photos or images can be downloaded for free. Please, check the copyright information before using the images.

Agapanthus 'Goliath', Mariet de Geus, 1980
Agapanthus 'Goliath', Mariet de Geus, 1980
Food for Mars & Moon, Wieger Wamelink
Food for Mars & Moon, Wieger Wamelink
Anemone fish in the Red Sea (Marsa Shagra, Egypt), Oscar Bos, 2009.
Anemone fish in the Red Sea (Marsa Shagra, Egypt), Oscar Bos, 2009.
Viola palustris, Erwin Lichtenegger, 1992
Viola palustris, Erwin Lichtenegger, 1992