Dear New User,
You have recently registered for a user name on http://macrostomorpha.info and this page explains some of the basic features of the site.
First, you need to know that this page uses a content management environment, which was set up by the EDIT (European Institute of Distributed Taxonomy) Initiative. The system has six different levels of users:
How do I create a bibliographic citation?
Hover with the mouse over 'biblio' in the 'Content' menu on the left sidebar and click on the 'Add a biblio node' icon which appears to the right (the plus sign).
Select the 'Publication Type' and enter the required data (if you use EndNote you can use the paste function uising BibTex formated data).
Click on "Preview" to check the biblio entry and on "Submit" to save it.
This site is intended as an online repository for taxonomic and phylogenetic information on the Macrostomorpha, a basal group of free-living flatworms, with particular emphasis for the genus Macrostomum. According to the current phylogenies the Macrostomorpha are the most basal taxon of the Rhabditophora, which encompass all free-living flatworms (except the Acoelomorpha and the Catenulida) and all the parasitic flatworms.
Specimens represent type material, that has either been documented digitally, from which DNA samples exist and/or have been analysed, from which there are whole mount preparations, and/or from which there is material available in embedded of serially sectioned form. If some of this material has been deposited elsewhere, the specimen record includes these other catalog numbers.
The code of a specimen record consists of three parts:
- the Institution Code (e.g. MTP for Macrostomum Taxonomy and Phylogeny)
- the Collection Code (e.g. LS for Lukas Schärer, the person holding the collection)
There are many ways of fixing and preserving free-living flatworms. The protocols I give here are only suggestions, which are largely based on suggestions of Willi Salvenmoser (Univ. Innsbruck) for histological preservation, and suggestions of Tom Artois (Univ. Hasselt) for whole mount preservation.
Fixation for histology: