Jelena Jovic

Jelena Jovic
Institute for Plant Protection and Environment · Department of Plant Pests

PhD Animal Ecology, Entomology

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Introduction
Research interest: Planthoppers and leafhoppers as vectors of phytoplasma diseases - Molecular systematic and cryptic speciation - Molecular epidemiology - Integrative taxonomy

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Publications (104)
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Maize redness (MR), induced by stolbur phytoplasma ('Candidatus Phytoplasma solani', subgroup 16SrXII-A), is characterized by midrib, leaf, and stalk reddening and abnormal ear development. MR has been reported from Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria for 50 years, and recent epiphytotics reduced yields by 40 to 90% in South Banat District, Serbia. Poten...
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Bois noir (BN) is an economically important grapevine yellows disease induced by the stolbur phytoplasma and principally vectored by the cixiid Hyalesthes obsoletus. This study addresses the involvement of other planthoppers and/or leafhoppers in BN epidemics in the South Banat district of northeastern Serbia, by performing transmission experiments...
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Epidemiological aspects and transmission routes of bois noir (BN), a grapevine yellows disease induced by ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’, have been exhaustively studied in the affected vineyards of continental Europe but not in the Mediterranean coastal zone. Because ‘Ca. Phytoplasma solani’ and its principal vector Hyalesthes obsoletus presumably...
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Cixiid planthoppers are primary vectors of several phytoplasma associated diseases on economically important crops as well as on herbaceous plants that act as pathogen reservoirs. The main phytoplasma transmitted by the cixiid species is ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’, also known under the trivial name of “stolbur” phytoplasma. The principal vecto...
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Flavescence dorée (FD) is a European quarantine disease of grapevine caused by FD phytoplasma (FDp) transmitted by the leafhopper of North American origin Scaphoideus titanus. The disease affects the most important viticultural regions of Europe and all wine-growing regions of Serbia. Unlike the insect vector, the pathogen is native to Europe and a...
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Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus (GRSPaV), a member of the genus Foveavirus, is a commonly detected grapevine virus around the world. Despite the broad and global distribution of GRSPaV, no information on its presence in Serbia had been available before this study. In October 2018, 3-year-old grapevine plants of ‘Cabernet Sauvignon...
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Bois noir, an economically important disease of grapevine yellows that causes significant economic losses in wine production, is associated with ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ and transmitted to grapevines by cixiids Hyalesthes obsoletus and Reptalus panzeri. Polyphagous planthopper Dictyophara europaea, commonly found in natural habitats, harbors...
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Diseases associated with ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ (‘Ca. P. solani’) are of great economic importance, causing severe damage on a wide range of crops. Polyphagous insect vectors and wild plants acting as natural reservoir both play a major role in the epidemiology of phytoplasmas directly determining their transmission and persistence in agro...
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Orientus ishidae (Matsumura, 1902) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), known as the mosaic leafhopper, is an invasive alien species native to the Eastern Palaearctic, but also widespread and well established on the eastern territory of North America. Since its first detection in Europe in 1998, this polyphagous species has expanded its distribution area and...
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Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) is one of the major natural plant hosts and reservoirs of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' ('Ca. P. solani'), the causal agent of plant diseases in diverse agricultural crops, including Bois noir (BN) disease of grapevine. Phylogenetically, the most closely related phytoplasma to 'Ca. P. solani', the 'Ca. P. con...
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Flavescence dorée (FD) is a European quarantine grapevine disease transmitted by the Deltocephalinae leafhopper Scaphoideus titanus. Whereas this vector had been introduced from North America, the possible European origin of FD phytoplasma needed to be challenged and correlated with ecological and genetic drivers of FD emergence. For that purpose,...
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Euscelis incisus is polyphagous leafhopper that is widely distributed and abundant in diverse agroecosystems. Two generations per year allows this species to come into contact with a plethora of different phytoplasmas. We first investigated the interactions of E. incisus with phytoplasmas in different ecosystems as a bioindicator of phytoplasma div...
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A survey of genetic diversity of “flavescence dorée” (FD)-related phytoplasmas in grapevines, alders and clematis as well as alder-feeding leafhoppers was conducted in France, Hungary, Germany, Italy and Serbia. Genotyping was based on the housekeeping gene map and on the vmp genes encoding surface variable membrane proteins. Transmission assays of...
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Surveys for the presence of symptoms typical for “stolbur” disease were conducted during 2015 and 2016 in pepper growing areas of Serbia. 'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' detection was performed by Stol11 primer amplification. Characterisation was done by multi-locus typing (MLST) of tuf, secY, vmp1 and stamp genes. The disease was observed in peppe...
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Populations of the polyphagous leafhopper Euscelis incisus were screened for natural phytoplasma infection during a period of three years on eight locations in distinct areas of Serbia. Identification and molecular characterization of phytoplasma strains harboured by in-field collected E. incisus on diverse habitat types was performed by sequence a...
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Screening for “flavescence dorée”-related phytoplasmas (FD) sourced by Clematis vitalba as reservoir plant and Wolbachia infection in Dictyophara europaea populations was carried out in south eastern Europe and north Italy. Both FD and Wolbachia were characterized by multilocus sequence typing (MLST). All FD infected populations from Serbia and Ita...
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The vector status of the deltocephalinae leafhopper Neoaliturus fenestratus harbouring 'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' (“stolbur”) was tested in two separate transmission trials with seedlings of lettuce and carrot. In both tests, the leafhopper successfully transmitted the “stolbur” phytoplasma to the exposed plants, which expressed partial leaf d...
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Hyalesthes obsoletus, a major vector of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' is considered as a polyphagous species associated with diverse wild host-plants. A recent study performed in southeastern Europe documented genetic differentiation among host-plant associations of H. obsoletus, while numerous data are pointing to specialized plant-associated ep...
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Trehalose and its precursor, trehalose 6-phosphate (T6P), are essential regulators of plant response to abiotic and biotic stress. Here we used the specific host-insect interaction between Linaria vulgaris (Plantaginaceae) and stem-galling weevil, Rhinusa pilosa (Mecinini, Curculionidae) with the aim to distinguish carbohydrate allocation patterns...
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Bois noir (BN), a grapevine yellows disease induced by 'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani', is spreading and diversifying in several wine-producing regions of Europe, causing increased yield losses and economic concerns. The planthopper Hyalesthes obsoletus (Hemiptera: Cixiidae) is a major vector of the pathogen that causes BN disease in grapevine. Rec...
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The symptoms of the main cereal diseases associated with phytoplasma presence such as barley deformation, maize bushy stunt, maize redness, green ear, oat proliferation, oat stunt, oat yellows, rice orange leaf, rice yellow dwarf, triticosecale stunt, wheat blue dwarf and wheat streak, yellowing, and stunting are described. Moreover the phytoplasma...
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The stolbur phytoplasma vector Hyalesthes obsoletus is generally considered as a polyphagous species associated with numerous wild and cultivated plants. However, recent research in southeastern Europe, the distribution centre of H. obsoletus and the area of most stolbur-inflicted crop diseases, points toward specific host-plant associations of the...
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Linaria vulgaris, common or yellow toadflax, and Linaria dalmatica, Dalmatian toadflax (Plantaginaceae), are Eurasian perennial forbs invasive throughout temperate North America. These Linaria species have been the targets of classical biological control programmes in Canada and the USA since the 1960s. The first effective toadflax biological contr...
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The European lantern fly, Dictyophara europaea, is an alternative vector of the Flavescence dorée phytoplasma (FDp) disease of grapevine in European vineyards, enabling infection initiation from wild reservoir compartment (Clematis vitalba). Heretofore recorded rate of D. europaea FDp-infection has been very low (3%), making it less epidemiological...
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Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) caused by Cercospora beticola occurs annually in Serbia causing severe yield losses of sugar beet, which requires intensive use of fungicides. In recent years we have observed unsatisfactory control of CLS originating from northwestern Serbia. Frequency of C. beticola populations resistant to Quinone outside inhibitors (Q...
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Mitochondria play a key role in ageing. The pursuit of genes that regulate variation in lifespan and ageing have shown that several nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes are important. However, the role of mitochondrial-encoded genes (mtDNA) is more controversial and our appreciation of the role of mtDNA for the evolution of lifespan is limited. We u...
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Genotyping of two well-known weevil species from the genus Ceutorhynchus (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) distributed in west Palearctic, C. erysimi and C. contractus, revealed phenotype vs. genotype inconsistencies in a set of 56 specimens (25 C. erysimi and 31 C. contractus) collected from 25 locations in Serbia and Montenegro. An analysis of the mito...
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Current data on the occurrence of plant diseases associated with 'Candidatus (Ca.) Phytoplasma solani' (16SrXII-A subgroup) in Montenegro apply only to grapevine (Radonjić et al. 2009; Kosovac et al. 2016). Potato (Solanum tuberosum), as an important food crop and export commodity of Montenegro, is being monitored regularly for plant diseases that...
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Rhinusa pilosa (Gyllenhal) is a highly specific weevil that induces stem galls on the common toadflax Linaria vulgaris Mill. females oviposit the eggs near the apex of a growing shoot. The act of oviposition is accompanied by secretion of an ovipositional fluid, which is considered to be cecidogen, directly involved in gall induction. The remains o...
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The European lantern fly Dictyophara europaea (Linnaeus, 1767), is a polyphagous dictyopharid planthopper of Auchenorrhyncha commonly found throughout the Palaearctic. Despite abundant data on its distribution range and reports on its role in the epidemiology of plant-pathogenic phytoplasmas (Flavescence dorée, FD-C), literature regarding the biolo...
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A progressive spread of stolbur-associated symptoms observed in potato fields in Serbia over the past few years initiated the study on disease epidemiology and transmission pathways performed during 2013 and 2014. Inspection of potato fields on 12 localities in northern Serbia revealed high incidence (60 % of symptomatic plants) and wide dispersal...
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Gray mold is a common disease of strawberries caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea Pers. Fr. (teleomorph Botryotinia fuckeliana (de Bary) Whetzel). To control gray mold as well as anthracnose and powdery mildew, quinone outside inhibitor (QoI) fungicides have been applied often in two or three consecutive applications during the period before, dur...
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Coal and lignite play a major energy supply role in many European countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina. Yet mining activities are a heavy source of ecosystem contamination, posing significant environmental threats. The primary goal of this study was to isolate and identify autochthonous lignite mine spoil bacteria and evaluate their potentia...
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Besides benefits in some of the biggest industries, crude oil and its products are also responsible for environmental disasters. Because traditional methods for the cleaning of oil hydrocarbon-contaminated environments are expensive and insufficiently effective, bioremediation is one of the most used methods due to its low cost and high efficiency....
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Besides benefits in some of the biggest industries, crude oil and its products are also responsible for environmental disasters. Because traditional methods for the cleaning of oil hydrocarbon-contaminated environments are expensive and insufficiently effective, bioremediation is one of the most used methods due to its low cost and high efficiency....
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We investigated multiple inflorescence disease of Cirsium arvense (CMI) and its association with phytoplasmas of the 16SrIII-B subgroup, potential natural vector(s) and reservoir plant(s). From five locations in northern Serbia, 27 plants of C. arvense, 1 C. vulgare and 3 Carduus acanthoides with symptoms of multiple inflorescences (MIs) were colle...
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Horseradish, Armoracia rusticana (P. Gaertn., B. Mey. & Scherb.), is a native or cultivated perennial plant that is grown worldwide and used for nutritional purposes or in alternative medicine (Agneta et al. 2013). Cercospora leaf spot, caused by Cercospora armoraciae (Sacc.), is a common fungal disease of horseradish (Walters and Wahle 2010). Prod...
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Bois noir (BN), which is induced by ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ (‘Ca. P. solani’), is an important grapevine yellows disease that causes severe damage in viticultural regions throughout the Euro-Mediterranean basin. An epidemiological survey to determine potential insect vectors and the primary reservoir plants of BN phytoplasma in Macedonian v...
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Bois noir (BN), which is induced by ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ (‘Ca. P. solani’), is an important grapevine yellows disease that causes severe damage in viticultural regions throughout the Euro-Mediterranean basin. An epidemiological survey to determine potential insect vectors and the primary reservoir plants of BN phytoplasma in Macedonian v...
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Carrot (Daucus carota L. subsp. sativus [Hoffm.] Arcang.) is an important vegetable in Serbia, grown on nearly 8,000 ha. In summer 2013, a black fungal mycelium was noticed on the surface of carrot roots stored in polyethylene bags. The symptoms are manifested as irregular black patches in random pattern, increasing in size to cover all carrot root...
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Carrot (Daucus carota L. subsp. sativus [Hoffm.] Arcang.) is an important vegetable in Serbia, grown on nearly 8,000 ha. In summer 2013, a black fungal mycelium was noticed on the surface of carrot roots stored in polyethylene bags. The symptoms are manifested as irregular black patches in random pattern, increasing in size to cover all carrot root...
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Carrot (Daucus carota L. subsp. sativus [Hoffm.] Arcang.) is an important vegetable in Serbia, grown on nearly 8,000 ha. In summer 2013, a black fungal mycelium was noticed on the surface of carrot roots stored in polyethylene bags. The symptoms are manifested as irregular black patches in random pattern, increasing in size to cover all carrot root...
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Viola odorata L., also known as the sweet or garden violet, is native in Europe and Asia but has been naturalized worldwide and is broadly used as an ornamental plant and in the cosmetics industry. Cercospora viola is an economically important pathogen which causes leaf spotting and defoliation on violet. In late autumn 2013, symptoms resembling Ce...
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Genotyping of two well-known weevil species from the genus Ceutorhynchus (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) distributed in west Palearctic, C. erysimi and C. contractus, revealed phenotype vs. genotype inconsistencies in a set of 56 specimens (25 C. erysimi and 31 C. contractus) collected from 25 locations in Serbia and Montenegro. An analysis of the mito...
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During 2014 composition of planthoppers and leafhoppers populations was studied in potato fields showing symptoms of ’’stolbur” phytoplasma infection in several regions in Serbia. Overall, 18 localitites have been inspected for the hemipteran specimens presence, and 19 species belonging to eight families could be identified. Nine species belong to...
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A combined taxonomic, morphological, molecular and biological study revealed that stem-galling weevils from the genus Rhinusa associated with toadflaxes from the genus Linaria (Plantaginaceae) are composed of three different species: Rhinusa pilosa, Rhinusa brondelii and Rhinusa rara sp.n. The authentic field host plants are respectively, Linaria v...
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Geographic spread of the 'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' belonging to 16SrXII-A ribosomal subgroup has been reported over the past decade in different crops in Serbia (Cvrković et al. 2014). In August 2014, six garden bean plants with symptoms of discoloration, yellowing and downward rolling of the leaves were sampled from Stara Pazova in Syrmia Di...
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During October and November 2014, a survey was conducted in order to establish the presence of the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) on the territory of Serbia. Survey revealed the presence of this fly in four districts (Rasinski, Mačvanski, Raški and Pčinjski), in sampled raspberry and blackberry ripe fruits, as well as in common...
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Alder yellows phytoplasma (AldYp) is classified as a member of the 16SrV-group of phytoplasmas and is closely related to Flavescence dorée (FD), a quarantined pathogen of economic importance affecting vineyards across Europe. AldYp is associated with common (Alnus glutinosa) and grey alder (A. incana), and has been reported in France, Italy, German...
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Celery (Apium graveolens var. dulce) is very important vegetable crop intensively cultivated in eastern and southern Serbia. During a field survey in August and September 2012, we observed symptoms similar to those of Cercospora early blight in eastern Serbia, with some of the affected fields showing up to 80% disease severity. The lesions on leave...
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The carrot (Daucus carota L. subsp. sativus [Hoffm.] Arcang.) is an important vegetable in Serbia, where it is grown on nearly 8,000 ha. In August 2012, approximately 1,500 ha of carrot fields were inspected in southern Bačka in North Serbia. In nearly 40% of the inspected fields, severe foliar and stem symptoms characteristic of Cercospora leaf sp...
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Maize redness (MR), caused by stolbur phytoplasma (16SrXII-A, ‘Candidatus phytoplasma solani’) and vectored by the cixiid planthopper Reptalus panzeri (Löw) is a severe and emerging disease of maize in Southeastern Europe (2). Symptoms of MR include midrib, leaf and stalk reddening, followed by desiccation of the entire plant, abnormal ear developm...
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A combined taxonomic, morphological, molecular and biological study revealed that the species presently named Mecinus heydenii is actually composed of five different species: M. heydenii Wencker, 1866; M. raphaelis Baviera & Caldara sp. n., M. laeviceps Tournier, 1873; M. peterharrisi Tosevski & Caldara sp. n. and M. bulgaricus Angelov, 1971. These...
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Epidemiology of plant diseases caused by phytoplasmas depends on vector’s biology and its preference to the host plant. Grapevine yellows (GY) caused by stolbur phytoplasma (16SrXII-A subgroup, ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’), during last 15 years became one of the economically most important diseases of the grapevine in Europe. The cixiid plantho...
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Several populations of the stem-mining weevil Mecinus janthinus Germar species complex (Mecinini, Curculionidae), identified based on morphological characteristics, have been introduced in North America for the biological control of invasive toadflaxes of European origin: Linaria vulgaris Miller and L. dalmatica (L.) Miller (Plantaginaceae). Accord...
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Alder yellows phytoplasmas (AldYp) of the 16SrV-group associated with common alder (Alnus glutinosa) and grey alder (A. incana) are closely related to the grapevine yellows (GY)-associated quarantine phytoplasma Flavescence dorée (FDp). AldYp have been reported in several countries where epidemic appearance of FDp has been confirmed (France, Italy,...