Research interests

Viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoan pathogen/parasite research. Work with conventionally unculturable microorganisms employing genetic approach (DNA/RNA purification, Polymerase chain reaction (PCR, RT-PCR, nested PCR), Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), Vector construction and DNA cloning, Bacterial (E. coli, A. tumefaciens) transformation and gene expression in plants, Nucleotide sequence analysis, Phylogenetic analysis, Population structure analysis (R package – POPPR, GenAlEx) and Transmission electron microscopy (EM, ISEM)).

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