Species Information: Oscheius myriophila

Name Oscheius myriophila
NCBI Taxonomy ID 281680

Oscheius myriophila strains available at the CGC

Strain Genotype Description
EM435 Oscheius myriophila wild isolate. WT strain. Isolated by D. Fitch in June 1990 from soil in Scott Emmons' compost heap in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, NY. A second strain, DF5038, was isolated from the same location one year later from the head and ventral segments of a male pill bug (Armadillidium vulgare). Hermaphroditic. Males are easily isolated by heat shocking L4 or early adult hermaphrodites at 30C for 6-12 hrs. Grows well at 6-25C on OP50. Dauer larvae accumulate under starved or overcrowded conditions. Freezes easily using C. elegans protocols with 90% viability. Previously called Rhabditis sp. See also WBPaper00003418.