Address: National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resource, P.Bag No:2491, H.A. Farm Post, Bellary Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Division of Insect Systematics
Augmentation of collections and maintenance of a national repository.
Biosystematic studies on insects, spiders and mites using traditional and molecular approaches and DNA barcoding.
Generation of checklists, catalogues, illustrated field identification guides and digitization of collections, networking of institutions and individuals working on biosystematics and identification services.
Classical biological control, biosecurity, threat perception with action-plan for alien pests.
Division of Molecular Entomology
Whole genome sequencing of some important insects and entomopathogenic nematodes.
Gene and allele mining for the selection of genes of specific interest and their utilization.
RNAi technology for IPM.
Genome sequence repository for useful genes.
Endosymbionts and determination of their functional role.
Use of bioinformatics tools and development of genomic databases.
Division of Insect Ecology
Utilization of agriculturally important arthropods for the management of insect pests.
Development of protocols and designs for the establishment of state of art mass production units for beneficial.
Introduction of beneficial quarantine and post-release monitoring.
Effect of climate change.
Role of pollinators in crop productivity.
Role of semio-chemicals for insect pest management.
Studies on virus-vector dynamics.