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The Mycology & Nematology Genetic Diversity & Biology Laboratory provides the knowledge required for identification of agriculturally important fungi and nematodes and development of environmentally safe controls for plant-parasitic nematodes. The laboratory maintains one-million reference specimens in the U.S. National Fungus Collections and USDA Nematode Collection with associated information to enhance plant protection; develops resources for identification and systematics of fungi and nematodes; and discovers methods for suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes.

The Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory is located in Beltsville, MD and is part of the Northeast Area.
The Acting Research Leader is Lisa Castlebury.
Email: lisa.castlebury@usda.gov
Phone: 301-504-5270
Fax: 301-504-5062
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG. 010A, RM. 238, BARC-WEST
Beltsville, MD 20705