Molecular Identification of Nematodes 
using PCR-RFLP of rDNA ITS

by Tom Powers and Allen Szalanski

This will be an online procedures manual on identification of nematodes using a molecular marker. The molecular marker is the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) region of the nuclear ribosomal DNA gene family. This region of the nuclear genome is highly variable, making it an ideal marker for discriminating species. We will present the necessary information for this technique including:
Washing Soil for collection of nematodes  Lab Manual for Molecular Identification of Nematodes
Identification of nematodes based on ITS size Some examples of PCR-RFLP for nematode diagnostics
Identification of nematodes based on RFLP Molecular Potocols on the WWW