Ashleigh Smythe

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "File:PSM V08 D703 Female chigoe and young filaria.jpg":

    This image is confusing in that it has both a flea and a nematode drawing.

    8 months ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "File:Nematoda Fadenwurm.jpg":

    While this does look a bit like a nematode I just don't think it is one. It is the right shape but I can see some internal structure, and none of what I see is nematode-like. Also, zooming in it looks like the organism is covered in cilia, which would not be the case for a nematode. My guess is that this is a ciliate (protozoan) of some sort.

    8 months ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "File:Nematoda Gadus Morhua Fish MArket Atlantic Canada.jpg":

    These are nematode parasites, presumably from the fish Gadus morhua, but the image label suggests that the fish is seen in the image when there are only nematodes.

    8 months ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on an older version of Diplopeltis:

    This article describes a plant, not a nematode. Diplopeltis is a genus of nematodes that seems to be redundant with a genus of plants.

    8 months ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "Cooperia":

    This is a plant, not a nematode. Cooperia is a genus of nematodes, but this article seems to refer to a plant of the same genus.

    8 months ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "File:Robertia1DB.jpg":

    This is not a nematode but a tetrapod instead.

    10 months ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "File:Parkia timoriana.jpg":

    This is a tree and not a nematode.

    10 months ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on an older version of File:Bursaphelenchus xylophilus spicule.jpg:

    Spicule everted.

    11 months ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "Capsula (moth)":

    This is a moth, not a nematode.

    about 1 year ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on an older version of Pratylenchus dulscus:

    There doesn't seem any evidence for this species of Pratylenchus on any reputable list of species, such as the University of Nebraska's: http://nematode.unl.edu/pratylist.htm The species name likely comes from almond (Prunus dulcis) but I am unable to verify the name with the original description or a reputable list.

    about 1 year ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on an older version of Heterodera rosii:

    The original description of Heterodera rosii by Duggan and Brennan (1966) indicates that the host is curled dock (Rumex crispus). The association with chickpea seems to be from a mention in Kaloshian et al. (1986) where a nematode on chickpea in Syria was first identified as H. rosii but then later identified as H. ciceri.

    about 1 year ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on an older version of File:Baylisascaris larvae.jpg:

    @Robert Hole, Jr: Hi Robert. I've been a curator for a few years but haven't had much time for it until now, so I apologize for being a bit foggy on what's going on. I think it seems that you added the association of Procyon to Baylisascaris, but then you marked it as untrusted and hidden. There is an association between these 2 taxa of course, so I marked Procyon as trusted and visible, but I'm not sure of the correct way to convey it as now it seems I am showing Procyon as being in this image, which it's not! Should I just leave it as hidden and that will allow searches to find the association but it won't suggest that there's a raccoon in the image? Thanks! Ashleigh

    over 2 years ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on Ashleigh Smythe's newsfeed:

    @Leo Shapiro: Hi Leo! Thanks for the ideas about how to contribute further to EOL. I love your idea of incorporating my students. I'll teach invertebrate zoology and an intro bio course focused on disease this fall so I think getting the students involved writing brief summaries is a great idea. And my parasitology students in the spring could add some to the nematode parasites. One question I have though is about not reinventing the wheel - for example wikipedia and CDC often have pretty good brief articles on various nematode taxa, and I notice for example some of your human parasites include brief summaries from CDC. Did you copy/paste and/or rewrite from CDC and just cite it or did you link to it in some official way to import the content? Of course there is much less out there for free-living nematodes but at least for parasites I hate to spend time writing something that is pretty well covered by another site, so I'm just wondering what is the best way to bring in that content. Another question I have is about having students write brief summaries for taxa that I don't curate, like say some other invert taxa or parasites (I do some research with a variety of worm parasites - nematodes, trematodes, cestodes). Would the best way to go about that be to contact the curator for that taxon and see if they would mind posting some content? I just figure many of my students might want to learn about/write about taxa other than nematodes. Thanks! Ashleigh

    over 2 years ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on an older version of Necator (fungus):

    While there is a genus of nematodes called Necator (some parasites known as hookworms) this item is referring to a genus of fungi.

    over 2 years ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on an older version of File:Wormandwaterbear.jpg:

    This image shows the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as well as a tardigrade, or water bear, Hypsibius dujardini.

    almost 3 years ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "Image of Robertia sp.":

    This is a vertebrate, not a nematode.

    over 3 years ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on an older version of Setaria sp.:

    This is an image of a plant, not a nematode.

    over 3 years ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "":

    This page provides no content and should be removed as it seems to just be a link from a sequence database and the nematode is not identified beyond nematode. Further, it (as a number of other pages) is incorrectly associated with the common name Molluscs.

    over 4 years ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "Image of Setaria italica":

    This is a grass, not a nematode.

    over 4 years ago

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    Ashleigh Smythe commented on "Image of Setaria viridis":

    This is a grass, not a nematode.

    over 4 years ago