University of California, Riverside

Department of Nematology

Department of Nematology Facilities

The Nematode Isolation and Quarantine Facility (NIQF) was designed and constructed to contain Class “A” and “Q” nematode pests for the purpose of laboratory and greenhouse research. The facility is designed to contain water and soil-borne pathogens, and not air-borne pathogens requiring High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtered ventilation. (The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) defines a class “A” nematode pest to be of known economic importance and subject to state enforced action involving eradication, quarantine regulation, containment, rejection or other holding action. A CDFA Class “Q” nematode pest requires temporary “A” action pending determination of a permanent rating. A Class “Q” nematode is suspected to be of economic importance, but its status is uncertain because of incomplete identification or inadequate information.)

The NIQF is located on the east side of the UCR campus, identified numerically as Greenhouse #15. The facility consists of a Quarantine Area and an Isolation Area.
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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Nematology
Margarita Flores
1447 Boyce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-3598
Fax: (951) 827-2364