School of Biological and Chemical Sciences


Uma Khurma

Staff profile

Research interests include nematode biodiversity, nematode control and management and animal behaviour studies. Current research studies include:

  • Root knot and sugarcane nematodes;
  • Nematode associations with endemic plants of Fiji;
  • Nematode management using natural products (Indigenous plant & animal based materials are being evaluated for their potential application in nematode control);
  • Effect of steroidal Plant Hormones/ PGRs (synthetic and natural) on nematode systems.


Recent publications


Khurma, U. R. and Mangotra, A. (2004). Screening of some Leguminosae seeds for nematicidal activity. South Pacific Journal of Natural Science 22: 50-52.


Singh, R, Naiker, M. and Khurma, U. R. (2004). Evaluation of Nematode Suppressive Potential of Kava. International KAVA conference 2004, at Suva , Fiji .


Ohri, P. and Khurma, U. R. (2002).  The Response of Root-Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, to Brassinosteroids. Indian J. Nematol. 32: 175-178.

Ohri, P., Bhardwaj, R. and Khurma, U. R. (2002). Role of Brassinolide on juvenile emergence of Meloidogyne incognita. International J. Nematol. 12: 175-178.


Email: khurma_u(at)

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