He provided the foundations for nematode taxonomy and described over 1000 different nematode species. An individual with a variety of skills, he made significant contributions to a number of scientific disciplines and the USDA Nematology Lab, originally established with him as the director, continues today.
Books by Cobb
- "A Nematode formula." (1890) Sydney : C. Potter
- "Nematodes, mostly Australian and Fijian." (1893) Sydney : F. Cunninghame & Co., printers
- "The sheep-fluke." (1897) Sydney : W. A. Gullick, gov't. printer
- "Letters on the diseases of plants." (1897) Sydney : W. A. Gullick, gov't. printer
- "Seed wheat: an investigation and discussion of the relative value as seed of large plump and small shrivelled grains." (1903) Sydney : W. A. Gullick, gov't. printer
- "Letters on the diseases of plants. Second series." (1904) Sydney : W. A. Gullick, gov't. printer
- "Methods of using the microscope, camera-lucida and solar projector for purposes of examination and the production of illustrations." (1905) Honolulu : Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association
- "Contributions to a science of nematology." (1914–35) Baltimore : Williams & Wilkins Co.
- Nathan Augustus Cobb: A Biography (including photos of Cobb)
- The Nathan A. Cobb Nematology Foundation
- Society of Nematologists
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