Dr Slavica Marinković

Research Associate

Department of Plant Pests

Laboratory for molecular diagnostics and Laboratory for applied entomology

e-mail: slavicamar@gmail.com, slavica.marinkovic@izbis.bg.ac.rs

mob. +381 62 8808 912





Research field

Taxonomy, systematics and phylogeny of eriophyoid mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea). Mites – host plant interaction and their negative effects. Distinction of criptic species by application of linear and geometry morphometric methods, combined with molecular-genetic analysis. Vector role of planthoppers and leafhoppers (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha) in epidemiology of plant diseases caused by phytoplasma ('Candidatus Phytoplasma', Molicutes). Molecular identification and characterization of quarantine and economically important insects and phytoplasmas.


List of up to 5 selected publications

1. Jakovljević M., Jović J., Krstić O., Mitrović M., Marinković S., Toševski I. & Cvrković T. (2020): Diversity of phytoplasmas identified in the polyphagous leafhopper Euscelis incisus (Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae) in Serbia: pathogen inventory, epidemiological significance and vectoring potential. European Journal of Plant Pathology 156(1), 201-221.

2. Marinković, S., Chetverikov, P.E., Cvrković, T., Vidović, B. & Petanović, R. (2019): Supplementary description of five species from the genus Cecidophyopsis (Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae: Cecidophyinae). Systematic and Applied Acarology, 24(8), 1555-1578.

3. Marinković, S.M., Chetverikov, P.E., Hörweg, C. & Petanović, R.U. (2018): Supplementary description of three species from the subfamily Cecidophyinae (Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae) from the Nalepa collection. Systematic and applied acarology, 23(5), 838-859.

4. Vidović, B., Cvrković, T., Rančić, D., Marinković, S., Cristofaro, M., Schaffner, U. & Petanović, R. (2016): Eriophyid mite Aceria artemisiifoliae sp. nov. (Acari: Eriophyoidea) potential biological control agent of invasive common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. (Asteraceae) in Serbia. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 21(7), 919-935.

5. Vidović, B., Jojić, V., Marić, I., Marinković, S., Hansen, R. & Petanović, R. (2014): Geometric morphometric study of geographic and host-related variability in Aceria spp. (Acari: Eriophyoidea) inhabiting Cirsium spp. (Asteraceae). Experimental and Applied Acarology, 64, 321-335.


List of current projects

National projects

1. Project of the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia within the Program for excellent projects of young researchers (PROMIS) (2020-2022): A toolkit for risk assessment integration in modeling a management strategy for stolbur phytoplasma associated diseases in sustainable agriculture.

2. Project of Serbian Academy of Science and Art (F-195): Comparative morphology and molecular phylogeny of eriophyoid mites (Acari:Prostigmata, Eriophyoidea).

International projects

1. Bilateral project between Croatia and Serbia, no 337-00-205/2019-09/38 (2019-2021): Epidemiology, genetic peculiarities and insect vectors of phytoplasma Flavescence dorée in vineyards of Croatia and Serbia.


Research interests for scientific collaboration and (co) mentoring master thesis and doctoral dissertations

Population genetics, cryptic speciation and molecular phylogeny of eriophyoid mites. Interactions between phytoplasmas and their vector hosts.

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