Manter Lab among top parasitology research resources

Manter Lab among top parasitology research resources

Scott Gardner examines a slide in Nebraska's Manter Lab. Gardner, a professor of biological sciences, is curator of the university's parasitology collection.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Scott Gardner examines a slide in Nebraska's Manter Lab. Gardner, a professor of biological sciences, is curator of the university's parasitology collection.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Manter Laboratory of Parasitology represents more than 90,000 cataloged records collected from every continent and ocean around the world.

The parasite collection, which is part of the University of Nebraska State Museum, is the second largest in the Western Hemisphere, behind one at the Smithsonian Institution. Click the image below to access a photo story and learn more about this important university resource.


Editor's Note — This story has been edited to reflect that the lab has cataloged more than 90,000 records of specimens. The collection includes about 10,000 species of parasites.