Nematology Unit of the ARC-PPRI Biosytematics Division founded the South
African Plant-Parasitic Nematode Survey (SAPPNS) in 1987. The aim is to make a
comprehensive assessment of the nematode biodiversity resources of South Africa.
to make an inventory of all the plant-parasitic nematodes of South Africa
to study the biogeography of these plant-parasitic nematodes
to establish an electronic database of these plant-parasitic nematodes at
the NCN and
to compile distribution maps of each economically important plant-parasitic