Bojan Duduk, PhD – Principal Research Fellow



2001 – BScAgri – Plant and Food Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade
2005 – MSc in Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade
2007 – PhD in Life Sciences – Plant and Food Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade

Research ranks

2005 – Research Assistant
2007 – Research Associate
2010 – Senior Research Associate
2015 – Principal Research Fellow


2002 – Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade
2005 – Institute SERBIA – Pesticides and Environmental Research Centre, Belgrade
2006 – Institute of Pesticides and Environmental Protection, Belgrade

Research field

Life sciences – Agriculture – Plant protection: phytopathology


Plant Protection Society of Serbia
ICVG /International Council for the Study of Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Grapevine/

Selected articles

1. Kube M., Siewert C., Migdoll A.M., Duduk B., Holz S., Rabus R., Seemüller E., Mitrovic J., Müller I., Büttner C., Reinhardt R. (2014). Analysis of the Complete Genomes of Acholeplasma brassicae , A. palmae and A. Laidlawii and Their Comparison to the Obligate Parasites from ‘ Candidatus Phytoplasma’. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 2014;24:19–36

2. Mitrovic J., Siewert C., Duduk B., Hecht J., Mölling K., Broecker F., Beyerlein P., Büttner C., Bertaccini A., Kube M. (2014). Generation and Analysis of Draft Sequences of ‘Stolbur’ Phytoplasma from Multiple Displacement Amplification Templates. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 2014;24:1–11

3. Mitrović J., Pavlović S., Duduk B. (2013). Survey and Multigene Characterization of Stolbur Phytoplasmas on Various Plant Species in Serbia. Phytopathologia Mediterranea, 52 (3), 434−441

4. Mori N., Mitrović J., Smiljković M., Duduk N., Paltrinieri S., Bertaccini A., Duduk B. (2013). Hyalesthes obsoletus in Serbia and its role in the epidemiology of corn reddening. Bulletin of Insectology 66 (2): 245-250

5. Bertaccini A., Duduk B. (2013). Outlook on relevant phytoplasma diseases in Europe. Phytopathogenic Mollicutes 3 ( 1), 9-15.

6. Duduk B., Mori N. (2013). Role of propagation material in dissemination of grapevine and European fruit tree phytoplasma diseases. Phytopathogenic Mollicutes 3 (1), 51-55.

7. Kosanović D., Potočnik I., Duduk B., Vukojević J., Stajić M., Rekanović E., Milijašević-Marčić S. (2013): Trichoderma species on Agaricus bisporus farms in Serbia and their biocontrol. Annals of Applied Biology, 163 (2013) 218–230

8. Alvarez E., Mejia H. F., Contaldo N., Paltrinieri S., Duduk B., Bertaccini A. (2013): Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ strains associated with oil palm lethal wilt in Colombia. Plant Disease doi: 10.1094/PDIS-12-12-1182-RE

9. Martini M., Marcone C., Mitrović J., Maixner M., Delić D., Myrta A., Ermacora P., Bertaccini A., Duduk B. (2012): ’Candidatus Phytoplasma convolvuli’, a new phytoplasma taxon associated with bindweed yellows in four European countries. Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 62: 2910-2915.

10. Kube M., Mitrovic J., Duduk B., Rabus R., Seemuler E. Current View on Phytoplasma Genomes and Encoded Metabolism. The world Scientific Journal (2012) doi:10.1100/2012/185942.

11. Duduk B., Paltrinieri S., Lee IM., Bertaccini A. (2012): Nested PCR and RFLP analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene. Chapter 14. In: Phytoplasma – Methods and Protocols (Dickinson M., Hodgetts J., eds.), Springer, pp. 159-171. ISBN 978-1-62703-088-5

12. Mitrović J., Kakizawa S., Duduk B., Oshima K., Namba S., Bertaccini A. (2011): The groEL gene as an additional marker for finer differentation of ’Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’-related strains. Annals of Applied Biology, 159: 41-48.

13. Duduk B., Bertaccini A. (2011): Phytoplasma classification: Taxonomy based on 16S ribosomal gene, is it enough? Phytopathogenic Mollicutes Vol. 1(1), 3-13

14. Gungoosingh-Bunwaree, A., Contaldo, N., Vally, V., Madhu, S. B., Duduk, B., and Bertaccini, A. 2010. Detection of phytoplasmas in watercress and onion plants from Mauritius. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2010-0930-01-RS

15. Duduk B., Tian J., Contalido N., Fan X., Paltrinieri S., Chen Q., Zhao Q., Bertaccini A.: (2010): Occurence of phytoplasmas related to stolbur and to ’Candidatus phytoplasma japonicum’ in woody host plants in China. JOURNAL OF PHYTOPATHOLOGY, 158, 100-104.

16. Chaturvedi Y., Rao G.P., Tewari A.K., Duduk B., Bertaccini A. (2010): Phytoplasma on Ornamentals: Detection, Diversity and Management. ACTA PHYTOPATHOLOGICA ET ENTOMOLOGICA HUNGARICA, XLV(1), 31-69.

17. Bertaccini A., Duduk B. (2009): Phytoplasma and phytoplasma diseases: a review of recent research. PHYTOPATHOLOGIA MEDITERRANEA, 48, 355-378.

18. Alvarez E., Mejia J.F., Liano G.A., Loke J.B., Calari A., Duduk B., Bertaccini A. (2009): Characterization of a Phytoplasma Associated with Frogskin Disease in Cassava. PLANT DISEASE, 93, 1139-1145.

19. Duduk B., Ivanović M., Paltrinieri S., Bertaccini A. (2008): Phytoplasmas Infecting Fruit Trees in Serbia. Proceedings XX International Symposium on Virus and Virus-Like Diseases of Temperate Fruit Crops – Fruit Tree Diseases, Antalya, Turkey – ACTA HORTICULTURAE, 781, 351-358.

20. Duduk B., Calari A., Paltrinieri S., Duduk N., Bertaccini A. (2008): Multigene analysis for differentiation of aster yellows phytoplasmas infecting carrots in Serbia. ANNALS OF APPLIED BIOLOGY, 154, 219-229.

21. Duduk B., Perić P., Marčić D., Drobnjaković T., Picciau L., Alma A., Bertaccini A. (2008): Phytoplasmas in carrots: disease and potential vectors in Serbia. BULLETIN OF INSECTOLOGY, 61(2), 327-331.

22. Cozza R., Bernardo L., Calari A., Silvestro G., Duduk B., Bertaccini A. (2008): Molecular Identification of ’Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ Inducing Histological Anomalies in Silene nicaeensis. PHYTOPARASITICA, 36(3), 290-293.

23. Duduk B., Bulajić A., Duduk N., Calari A., Paltrinieri S., Krstić B., Bertaccini A. (2007): Identification of phytoplasmas belonging to aster yellows ribosomal group in vegetables in Serbia. BULLETIN OF INSECTOLOGY, 60(2), 341-342.

24. Duduk B., Bertaccini A. (2006): Corn with symptom of reddening: New host of Stolbur phytoplasma. PLANT DISEASE, 90, 1313-1319.

25. Dukić N., Krstić B., Vico I., Berenji J., Duduk B. (2006): First Report of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus, Watermelon mosaic virus, and Cucumber mosaic virus in Bottlegourd (Lagenaria siceraria) in Serbia. PLANT DISEASE, 90, 380.

26. Duduk B., Botti S., Trkulja V., Ivanović M., Stojčić J., Bertaccini A. (2005): Occurrence of pear decline phytoplasma in Bosnia and Hercegovina. JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, 87, 75.

27. Duduk B., Ivanović M., Obradović A., Paltrinieri S., Bertaccini A. (2005): First report of pear decline phytoplasma on pear in Serbia. PLANT DISEASE, 89, 774.

28. Duduk B., Botti S., Ivanović M., Krstić B., Dukić N., Bertaccini A. (2004): Identification of Phytoplasmas Associated with Grapevine Yellows in Serbia. JOURNAL OF PHYTOPATHOLOGY, 152, 575-579.

29. Duduk B., Ivanović M., Dukić N., Botti S., Bertaccini A. (2003): First Report of an Elm Yellows Subgroup 16SrV-C Phytoplasma Infecting Grapevine in Serbia. PLANT DISEASE, 87, 599.