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  Molecular Biology Laboratory

 

 

Molecular Biology Laboratory

This laboratory supports all other plant health labs through diagnostics of plant pests using molecular techniques such as Conventional Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Real-time PCR and LAMP among others. In addition, the lab also supports other activities like genetic purity testing for seeds like maize.

  Nematology Laboratory

 

 

Nematology Laboratory

Here, isolation and morphological identification of plant pathogenic nematodes is done.

  Mycology Laboratory

 

 

Mycology Laboratory

This lab performs a diagnosis of plant pathogenic fungi. The diagnosis involves culturing of fungi on selective media.

  Bacteriology Laboratory

 

 

Bacteriology Laboratory

This lab performs diagnosis for plant pathogenic bacteria through culturing and identification.

  Virology Laboratory

 

 

Virology Laboratory

This lab deals with the diagnosis of plant pathogenic viruses by the use of serological techniques such as ELISA.

  Entomology Laboratory

 

 

Entomology Laboratory

In this lab, the identification of insect pests is done using morphological techniques. Rearing of insects is done under controlled conditions in order to study them.

  Inorganic Laboratory

 

 

Inorganic Laboratory

It deals with the analysis of fertilizers and manure, soil fertility, heavy metal in fresh produce and environmental samples such as fish, irrigation water suitability and animal feeds.

  Organic Laboratory

 

 

Organic Laboratory

This lab carries out analyses of: pesticide residue in fresh produce, pesticide formulations and mycotoxin in cereals and groundnuts for Aflatoxins

  Food Microbiology Laboratory

 

 

Food Microbiology Laboratory

This lab performs analysis of microbes in food and water for Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, yeasts and moulds