Rotting substrates from which Caenorhabditis species were isolated. Examples of sampled plant parts from which Caenorhabditis isolates could be successfully isolated. Most pictures illustrate the rotting sample on the ground, while a few others show the corresponding non-rotten plant in the same location. See additional files 7 and 8 for identifications and further sampling. First column: banana pseudo-stems, cabbage leaves. Second column: rotting flowers (mixed flowers, torch ginger, Hibiscus flower). Third column: rotting wild fruits (figs, chestnut, cucumber (Cucumis), unidentified). Fourth column: rotting cultivated fruits (cocoa, apple, pineapple, tomato). Pictures: MAF, except the Hibiscus flower (MVR) and the torch ginger flower (yielding JU1373), courtesy of V. Robert.
Kiontke et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:339 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-339