Pratibha Srivastava
Biological Scientist IV
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Gainesville, Florida USA

Areas of Expertise:
Molecular Diagnostics

Research Organisms:
plant pests (Diptera, Lepidoptera, Hemiptera, etc.), plant pathogens (bacteria, fungi and viruses) and nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.)


Research Focus:

Our goal is to increase identification capacity and strengthen detection technology, for pests of regulatory significance. Our objective is to improve all aspects of early detection technologies and resources and to develop or improve detection tests and identification capacity for species in a wide range of taxonomic groups containing high priority pests.