The Nematode Division is an association of scientists, students, and other professionals that are involved with nematode diseases of invertebrates. Topics of interest include all applied and fundamental aspects of entomopathogenic nematology. Although entomopathogenic nematodes (parasitic nematodes having a mutualistic relationship with bacteria) are the primary focus of most members, other entomoparasitic nematodes are of considerable interest as well.
The objectives of the Division include:
(Image information and sources (clockwise from upper left): Steinernema/Xenorhabdus infected white grub (A. Koppenhöfer); bioluminescence of Photorhabdus bacteria in infected host (D. Fenolio); Steinernema infective juveniles emerging from a host (J. Campbell); Xenorhabdus spp. primary form bacteria on agar plate (J. Christen); Steinernema infective juveniles (P. Stock); Steinernema carpocapsae infective juvenile standing/nictating (J. Campbell); and entomopathogenic nematode lifecycle (A. Koppenhöfer).)
Division of Nematodes - 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Park City, Utah