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Miljana Jakovljevic

Miljana Jakovljevic
Institute for Plant Protection and Environment · Department of Plant Pests

PhD Entomology

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October 2012 - present
Institute for Plant Protection and Environment
Position
  • PhD entomology
Education
October 2012 - December 2019
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Biology, entomology

Publications

Publications (31)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Species from the genus Paralipsis are obligatory endoparasitoids of root aphids in the Palaearctic. It is known that these species are broadly distributed, parasitizing various aphid hosts and showing great biological and ecological diversity. On the other hand, this group of endoparasitoids is understudied and was thought to be represented by a si...
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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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Populations of Liparus glabrirostris (Curculionidae: Molytinae), a weevil inhabiting higher altitudes of Central Europe, were sampled from 24 localities in the Alps and Carpathian Mountains, and the geographical structuring of genetic variation was analyzed. Comparison of the concatenated mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I and subunit II se...
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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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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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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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Phytoplasmas of the stolbur group are widely distributed affecting different crops in Europe, with mild to severe impacts and progressive spread over the last two decades. Insect vectors and wild plants as natural reservoirs play the major role in occurrence, propagation and persistence of these pathogens in the agroecosystems. Three economically important stolbur-associated diseases are addressed in this project, Bois noir (BN), Maize redness (MR) and potato stolbur (PS). BN is widespread and one of the economically most important grapevine diseases in Europe. Several independent epidemiological cycles are involved in rapid spread of BN, including common weeds and polyphagous vectors. MR is newly described disease with an alerting status in EPPO region. Disease management is difficult in absence of effective control methods and tolerant maize varieties. The problem gets more alarming after detection of MR in Johnson grass, the most common weed and in wheat, the main plant in crop rotation with maize in the Balkans. In Europe, PS has a quarantine status, causing severe yield losses in potato production, but still with unclear epidemiological cycle. The objectives, referring to all three stolbur associated diseases, are targeting development of conceptual and methodological framework for identification of their epidemiological cycles and modifying the local management strategies accordingly. Research importance will reflect through an improvement of diagnostic protocols in monitoring the phytoplasma spread and cutting down the yield loses in agricultural industry through development of a reliable disease prognosis and environmental-safe management strategy