The National Collection of Nematodes is the largest nematode reference collection in Africa and compares well with other important international collections. The collection of fully digitised and contain 7209 type specimens.
National Collection of Nematodes (NCN)
collection was established in 1961 and consists of 50 550 microscope slides
containing 178 600 preserved plant, free-living and entomopathogenic nematodes.
Seven thousand, one hundred type specimens are deposited in the collection.
The collection was established in 1981, and consists of 14 750 slide-mounted specimens from various countries.
Juan Heyns Collection