Department of Plant Pathology, 406 Plant Science
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68583

Ph.D., University of California-Riverside, 1983 (seems just like yesterday)

MS, University of Florida, 1979 (a great place to see nemas in action)

BS, Purdue University, 1976 (Dr. V.R. Ferris introducted me to the WWW- the Wonderful World of Worms)

My primary interest is in the evolutionary biology of plant parasitic nematodes. Most of the research in my lab focuses on questions of systematics or evolutionary genetics. Since so many nematodes are agricultural pests, developing diagnostic methods is also part of the business. We favor molecular methods, particularly in light of their versatility and the nature of nematodes. One ongoing project is the characterization of all the nematodes in a single location, using a standard set of molecular characters. I hope this effort to assess nematode biodiversity will show up in the Nematodes of the Northern Great Plains Home Page soon.

If you would like to leave me a message(tpowers@unlinfo2.unl.edu)

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