Dr Ayub Khan

Senior Lecturer in Plant Science (Entomology/Crop Protection)

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Dr Ayub Khan
Contact Information

Department of Life Sciences
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Natural Sciences Building, Old Wing
, Room 221

Tel: UWI ext 83087
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241
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  • PhD. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (1994).
  • B.Sc. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (1986).
Areas of Expertise/Research Interests:
  • Biological control of tropical insect pests.
  • Entomopathogenic fungi as biological control agents.
  • Pesticide application technology.
Current Graduate Students
  • Reetu Bahadoorsingh (PhD) – Tritrophic interactions with Gyranusoidea indica.
  • Tamika Seales (PhD) – Management of Callosobruchus maculatus with entomopathogenic fungi.
  • Petal Ram (MPhil)  - Gyranusoidea indica: Studies on its biology, use in biological control and non-target impacts in classical biological control of Maconellicoccus hirsutus in Trinidad.
  • Barry Mahabir (MSc.) - Influence of temperature on oxygen consumption rates in Maconellicoccus hirsutus and its predator Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
  • Nirmala Ganessingh (MSc.) - Laboratory evaluation and field survey of selected insecticides against Plutella xylostella in Trinidad.
  • Shamela Rambadan (MSc) – Effect of temperature on germination, growth and virulence of selected entomopathogenic fungi on Edessa meditabunda.
Selected Bibliography :
  • Mootoo, B.S., Ali, A. Motilal, R. Pingal, R. Ramlal, A., Khan, A., Reynolds, W.F., and McLean, S. (1999). Limnoids from Swietenia macrophylla and S. aubrevilleana. Journal of Natural Products 62: 1514-1517.
  • Lawrence, A.A and Khan, A. 2002. Comparison of the pathogenicity of the entomopathogenic fungi, Beauvaria bassiana, Metarhizium anisopliae  and Paecilomyces fumoso-roseus on Callosobruchus maculatus. International Pest Control 44(3): 125-127.
  • Persad, A. and Khan, A. 2002.  Comparison of life table parameters for Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Anagyrus kamali , Cryptolaemus montrouzieri and Scymnus coccivoraBioControl 47 (2): 137-149.                                            
  • Bahadoorsingh, R. and Khan, A. (2006). Olfactory mediated interactions between the host plant Citrus aurantium, Toxoptera citricida and Lysiphlebus testaceipes. Brazilian Journal of Agricultural Research 41 (11): 1587-1591.
  • Persad, A. and Khan, A. (2007).  Effects of four host plants on biological parameters of Maconellicoccus hirsutus Green (Homoptera:Pseudococcidae) and efficacy of Anagyrus kamali Moursi (Hymenoptera:Encyrtidae).  Journal of Plant Protection Research 47 (1): 35 – 42.

Revised: 24 October 2011