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#Post-doctoral scholar; *Graduate student; ΦUndergraduate student trainee; πResearch professional; ^Corresponding author

  1. Lai, P-C., Abney, M.R., Chen, Yi-Ju., Bag, S., Srinivasan., R. (2021) Discrepancies in serology-based and nucleic acid-based detection and quantitation of tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus in leaf and root tissues from symptomatic and asymptomatic peanut plants. Pathogens 202110(11), 1476. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10111476 (Special Issue Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus)
  2. Lai, P-C., Abney, M.R., Bag, S., Srinivasan., R. (2021) Impact of host resistance to tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus in peanut cultivars on virus population genetics and thrips fitness. Pathogens, 10(11), 1418. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10111418 (Special Issue Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus).
  3. Parkash,V., Sharma, D.B., Snider, J.L., Bag, S., Roberts, P.M.,  Tabassum, A#., West, D., Khanal, S., Suassuna, N., and Chee. P. (2021). Effect of cotton leafroll dwarf virus on physiological processes and yield of individual cotton plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12:734386. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.734386
  4. Tabassum, A#., Bag S^., Suassuna, N. D., Conner,K. N., Chee, P., Kemerait, R.C., and Roberts, P. (2021). Genome analysis of cotton leafroll dwarf virus reveals variability in the silencing suppressor protein, genotypes, and genomic recombinants in the USA. PLoS ONE 16(7): e0252523. https://doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0252523
  5. Kavalappara, S.R#., Milner, H π., Konakalla, N.C#., Morgan, K Φ., Sparks, A.N., McGregor, C., Culbreath, A.K., Wintermantel, W.M., Bag, S ^. (2021) High throughput sequencing-aided survey reveals widespread mixed infections of whitefly-transmitted viruses in cucurbits in Georgia, USA. Viruses13 (6), 988. https://doi.org/10.3390/v13060988 (Special Issue Plant Virus Surveillance and Metagenomics)
  6. Konakalla, N.C #., Bag, S ^., Deraniyagala, A.S*., Culbreath, A.K., Pappu, H.R. (2021) Induction of plant resistance in tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) against tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus through foliar application of dsRNA. Viruses, 13 (4), 662. https://doi.org/10.3390/v13040662 (Special issue:  Plant Immunity to Virus Infections 2021)
  7. Bag, S^., Roberts P. M., and Kemerait R.C. (2021). Cotton leafroll dwarf virus: an emerging virus disease on cotton in the US. Crops and Soils Magazine, (2) 18-21. (Feature Article). https://doi.org/10.1002/crso.20105
  8. Kavalappara, S.R#., Milner, Hπ., Sparks, A., Mcgregor, C., Wintermantel, W. M., and Bag, S^. (2021) First report of cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus in association with other whitefly-transmitted viruses in squash (Cucurbita pepo) in Georgia. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-20-2429-PDN
  9. Sedhain, N.P*., Bag, S^., Morgan, KΦ., Carter, R., Triana, P*., Whitaker, J., Kemerait, R.C., Roberts. P.M. (2021) Natural host range, incidence on overwintering cotton, and diversity of cotton leafroll dwarf virus in Georgia USA. Crop Protection. 144, 105604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2021.105604
  10. Tabassum, A., Roberts, P.M., Bag. S^. (2020) Genome sequence of cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV) infecting cotton in Georgia, US. Microbiol Resour Announc 9:e00812-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00812-20
  11. Kroese D. R., Schonneker.L., Bag.S., Frost.K., Cating.R., Hagerty C.H. (2020). Wheat soil-borne mosaic: yield loss and distribution in the US Pacific Northwest. Crop Protection, 132: 105102 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2020.105102
  12. Bag, S. (2019). Report of a research review and planning meeting on cotton leafroll dwarf virus. Retrieved from https://www.cottoninc.com/
  13. Tabassum, A # ., Bag, S ^ ., Roberts, P., Suassuna, N., Chee, P., Whitaker, J.R., Conner, K.N., Brown, J., Nichols, R.L., and Kemerait, R.C. (2019). First report of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus infecting cotton in Georgia, U.S.A. Plant Disease 103:1803. https://doi:10.1094/PDIS-12-18-2197-PDN
  14. Bag, S ^ ., Tabassum, A., Brock, J., & Dutta, B. (2019). First Report of tobacco streak virus infecting summer squash in Georgia, U.S.A. Plant Disease, 103(6), 1442. doi:10.1094/pdis-12-18-2232-pdn
  15. Kemerait, R., Culbreath, A., Prostko, E., Brenneman, T., Tubbs, R., Srinivasan, R., . . . Smith, N. (2019). 2019 Peanut Rx Disease Risk Index.
  16. Kroese, D. R., Bag, S., Frost, K. E., Murray, T. D., & Hagerty, C. H. (2018). Diagnostic guide: Wheat soil-borne mosaic. Plant Health Progress, 19(2), 163-167. doi:10.1094/php-10-17-0064-dg
  17. Bag, S., Al Rwahnih, M., Li, A., Gonzalez, A., Rowhani, A., Uyemoto, J. K., & Sudarshana, M. R. (2015). Detection of a new luteovirus in imported nectarine trees: a case study to propose adoption of metagenomics in post-entry quarantine. Phytopathology, 105(6), 840-846. doi:10.1094/PHYTO-09-14-0262-R
  18. Bag, S., Schwartz, H. F., Cramer, C. S., Havey, M. J., & Pappu, H. R. (2015). Iris yellow spot virus (Tospovirus: Bunyaviridae): from obscurity to research priority. Molecular Plant Pathology, 16(3), 224-237. doi:10.1111/mpp.12177
  19. Iftikhar, R., Ramesh, S. V., Bag, S., Ashfaq, M., & Pappu, H. R. (2014). Global analysis of population structure, spatial and temporal dynamics of genetic diversity, and evolutionary lineages of iris yellow spot virus (Tospovirus: Bunyaviridae). Gene, 547(1), 111-118. doi:10.1016/j.gene.2014.06.036
  20. Zhai, Y., Bag, S., Mitter, N., Turina, M., & Pappu, H. R. (2014). Mutational analysis of two highly conserved motifs in the silencing suppressor encoded by tomato spotted wilt virus (genus Tospovirus, family Bunyaviridae). Archives of Virology, 159(6), 1499-1504. doi:10.1007/s00705-013-1928-8
  21. Bag, S., Rondon, S. I., Druffel, K. L., Riley, D. G., & Pappu, H. R. (2014). Seasonal dynamics of thrips (Thrips tabaci) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) transmitters of iris yellow spot virus: A serious viral pathogen of onion bulb and seed crops. Journal of Economical Entomology, 107(1), 75-82. https://doi.org/10.1603/EC13141
  22. Iftikhar, R., Bag, S., Ashfaq, M., & Pappu, H. R. (2013). First report of iris yellow spot virus infecting onion in Pakistan. Plant Disease, 97(11), 1517. doi:10.1094/PDIS-05-13-0502-PDN
  23. Bag, S., Pappu, H. R., & Schwartz, H. F. (2012). Identification and characterization of biologically distinct isolates of iris yellow spot virus (genus Tospovirus, family Bunyaviridae), a serious pathogen of onion. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 134(1), 97-104. doi:10.1007/s10658-012-0026-1
  24. Bag, S., Mitter, N., Eid, S., & Pappu, H. R. (2012). Complementation between two tospoviruses facilitates the systemic movement of a plant virus silencing suppressor in an otherwise restrictive host. PLoS ONE, 7(10), 9 pages. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044803
  25. Cramer, C. S., Bag, S., Schwartz, H. F., & Pappu, H. R. (2011). Susceptibility of Onion Relatives (Allium spp.) to iris yellow spot virus. Plant Disease, 95(10), 1319. doi:10.1094/PDIS-11-10-0819
  26. Bag, S., Druffel, K. L., & Pappu, H. R. (2010). Structure and genome organization of the large RNA of iris yellow spot virus (genus Tospovirus, family Bunyaviridae). Archives of Virology, 155(2), 275-279. doi:10.1007/s00705-009-0568-5
  27. Bag, S., Rogers, P., Watson, R., & Pappu, H. R. (2009). First Report of Natural Infection of Garlic with Iris yellow spot virus in the United States. Plant Disease, 93(8), 839. doi:10.1094/PDIS-93-8-0839A
  28. Evans, C. K., Bag, S., Frank, E., Reeve, J., Ransom, C., Drost, D., & Pappu, H. R. (2009). Green Foxtail (Setaria viridis), A Naturally Infected Grass Host of Iris yellow spot virus in Utah. Plant Disease, 93(6), 670-671. doi:10.1094/PDIS-93-6-0670C
  29. Bag, S., Singh, J., Davis, R. M., Chounet, W., & Pappu, H. R. (2009). Iris yellow spot virus in Onion in Nevada and Northern California. Plant Disease, 93(6), 674. doi:10.1094/PDIS-93-6-0674C
  30. Evans, C. K., Bag, S., Frank, E., Reeve, J. R., Ransom, C., Drost, D., & Pappu, H. R. (2009). Natural Infection of Iris yellow spot virus in Twoscale Saltbush (Atriplex micrantha) Growing in Utah. Plant Disease, 93(4), 430. doi:10.1094/PDIS-93-4-0430C
  31. Bag, S., Druffel, K. L., Salewsky, T., & Pappu, H. R. (2009). Nucleotide sequence and genome organization of the medium RNA of Iris yellow spot virus from the United States. Archives of Virology, 154(4), 715-718. doi:10.1007/s00705-009-0349-1
  32. Jain, R. K., Bag, S., Umamaheswaran, K., & Mandal, B. (2007). Natural infection by tospoviruses of cucurbitaceous and fabaceous vegetable crops in India. Journal of Phytopathology, 155(1), 22-25. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0434.2006.01187.x
  33. Jain, R.K., Bag, S., Awasthi, L.P. (2005) First report of natural infection of Capsicum annum by tobacco streak virus in India. Plant Pathology, 54(2): 257 doi : 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2005.01127.x

Conferences papers:

  1. Bag, S., Tabassum, A., Sedhain, N., Whitaker, J., Chee, P., Roberts, P., & Kemerait, R. (2019). Cotton leafroll dwarf virus: An emerging threat to cotton production in GA. Phytopathology, S2.113.
  2. Sedhain, N., Bag, S., Kemerait, R., Whitaker, J., Chee, P., & Roberts, P. (2019). Epidemiology of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus in Georgia, USA. Phytopathology, S2.140.
  3. Suassana, T. M. F., Suassana, N. D., Holbrook, C. C., Culbreath, A. K., Bag, S., & Deraniyagala, A. S. (2019). Relationship among field and post-harvest evaluations of spotted wilt in Arachis germplasm. Proceedings American Peanut Research and Education Society, 51, 146.
  4. Bag, S., Frost, K., Rondon, S., Charlton, B., & Walenta, D. (2016). Variation in aphid abundance and Potato Virus Y incidence in Oregon potato. Phytopathology. 106 (pp. 44).
  5. Mccown, H., Bag, S., Eng, M., & Sudarshana, M. (2016). Association of Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus and Grapevine Pinot gris virus in declining grapevines on Schwarzman rootstock. Phytopathology. 106 (pp. 106).
  6. Shanmugiah, R., Iftikhar, R., Bag, S., Ashfaq, M., & Pappu, H. (2014). Global analysis of population structure, spatial and temporal dynamics of genetic diversity of Iris yellow spot virus (Tospovirus: Bunyaviridae). Phytopathology. 104 (pp. 107).
  7. Bag, S., Rondon, S. I., & Pappu, H. R. (2012). Seasonal dynamics of Iris yellow spot virus transmitters among Thrips tabaci populations from onion fields. Phytopathology. 102 (pp. 8).
  8. Bag, S., Mitter, N., & Pappu, H. R. (2011). Genetic complementation between two viruses in an otherwise restrictive host. Phytopathology Vol. 101 (pp. S12).
  9. Bag, S., Cramer, C. S., Schwartz, H. F., & Pappu, H. R. (2011). Biological characterization of distinct strains of Iris yellow spot virus (genus Tospovirus). Phytopathology. 101 (pp. S12-S13).
  10. Bag, S., Mitter, N., & Pappu, H. R. (2010). Genetic complementation between two viruses facilitates the systemic movement of a gene silencing suppressor in an otherwise restrictive host. Phytopathology. 100 (pp. S10).
  11. Bag, S., Rondon, S., & Pappu, H. R. (2009). Monitoring onion thrips (Thrips tabaci) and Iris yellow spot virus in bulb and seed onion crops: A potential IPM component for mitigating IYSV epidemics. Phytopathology. 99 (pp. S7).
  12. Bag, S., & Jain, R. K. (2009). Managing peanut stem necrosis disease in Groundnut: A transgenic approach. Phytopathology. 99 (pp. S7).
  13. Bag, S., Druffel, K. L., & Pappu, H. R. (2009). Biological and molecular characterization of Iris yellow spot virus from diverse hosts and geographic regions. Phytopathology 99 (pp. S7).