Forest Pathology Lab

Equipments available

  1. Nikon Optiphot No.2 Compound Microscopewith Photography attachment
  2. Culture Shaker
  3. Temperature Gradient Chamber
  4. Centrifuge
  5. Fermenter
  6. Air sampler
  7. Laminar air flow chamber
  8. Hot air oven
  9. Autoclave
  10. Electronic balance
  11. Distillation Unit
  12. BOD incubator

Services / Tests carried out

  1. Diagnosis and identification of pathogenic organisms isolated from the diseased seeds, seedlings, wood and other plant materials.
  2. Isolation, characterization and identification of biofertilizers of Ecto- and Endomycorrhizal fungi, quantification of AM fungal spore population of rhizosphere soil and estimation of the dominant fungal types and determination of colonization of both Ecto- and AM fungi based on anatomical studies of roots are carried out.
  3. Pure culture and mass production of potential mycorrhizal isolates and other beneficial microbes in laboratory.
  4. In vitrosynthesis of different Ecto- and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungi on various host plants.
  5. Bioassay studies on the effect and efficacy of plant pathogens on targeted host plants are other tests conducted in the lab.