Research Thrust

Division of Nematology has identified the following thrust areas:

  1. Nematode biodiversity and biosystematics using conventional and molecular approaches.
  2. Plant nematode relationships, nematode genomics and its utilization in the development of transgenics.
  3. Exploitation and use of beneficial and entomopathogenic nematodes for the management of insect pests of crops.
  4. Intensification of research on rice root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne graminicola under rice-wheat cropping system in the Indo-Gangetic plains.
  5. Climate change and its impact on population dynamics of nematodes.
  6. Nematode problems and their management under protected horticulture and different cropping systems.
  7. Evaluation of new molecules for their nematicidal action.