Sudeep Bag

Postdoctoral Scholar - Plant Pathology and Entomology

Email Sudeep or contact at 541-567-6337 x117

My research:

Conducts research in a collaborative team of entomologist, plant pathologist, and virologist to study the biological and economic impacts of emerging potato tuber necrotic viruses and to develop comprehensive, sustainable management practices for their control.

Degrees:

Ph.D. Plant Pathology (May 2013): Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA (Major Advisor: Dr. H.R.Pappu)

M.Sc. Plant Biotechnology (November 2001): Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, CG, India

B.Sc. Microbiology (June 1999): GGU Central University, Bilaspur, CG, India

Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Bag, S., M. Al Rwahnih, A. Li, A. Gonzalez., A. Rowhani, J.K. Uyemoto, and M.R. Sudarshana. 2015. Detection of a new luteovirus in imported nectarine trees: a case study to propose adoption of metagenomics in post-entry quarantine. Phytopathology 105:840-846.
  • Bag, S., H.F. Schwartz, C.S. Cramer, M.J. Havey, and H.R. Pappu. 2015. Iris yellow spot virus (Tospovirus: Bunyaviridae): from obscurity to research priority. Molecular Plant Pathology 16:224-237. *Issue cover (pages i-ii).
  • R. Iftikhar, S.V. Ramesh, S. Bag, M. Ashfaq, and H.R. Pappu. 2014. Global analysis of population structure, spatial and temporal dynamics of genetic diversity, and evolutionary lineages of Iris yellow spot virus (Tospovirus: Bunyaviridae). Gene 547:111-118.
  • Ying Zhai, S. Bag, N. Mitter, M. Turina, and H. R. Pappu. 2014. Mutational analysis of two highly conserved motifs in the silencing suppressor coded by tospoviruses (Tospovirus: Bunyaviridae). Archives of Virology 159:1499-1504.
  • Bag, S., S.I. Rondon, K. L. Druffel, D. G. Riley and H. R. Pappu. 2014. Seasonal dynamics of thrips (Thrips tabci) transmitters of Iris yellow spot virus, a serious viral pathogen of onion bulb and seed crops. Journal of Economic Entomology 107:75-82.
  • R. Iftikhar, S. Bag, M. Ashfaq and H.R. Pappu. 2013. First Report of Iris yellow spot virus infecting onion in Pakistan. Plant Disease 97: 1517.
  • Bag, S., N. Mitter*, S. Eid, and H.R. Pappu. 2012. Complementation between two tospoviruses facilitates the systemic movement of a plant virus silencing suppressor in an otherwise restrictive host. PLOS ONE 7(10): e44803. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044803. (* co-author).
  • Bag, S., H.F. Schwartz, and H.R. Pappu. 2012. Identification and virus characterization of biologically distinct of Iris yellow spot virus (genus Tospovirus, Family Bunyaviridae), a serious pathogen of onion. European Journal of Plant Pathology 134:97–104.
  • Cramer, C.S., S. Bag, H.F. Schwartz, and H.R. Pappu. 2011. Susceptibility of onion relative (Allium spp.) to Iris yellow spot virus. Plant Disease 95:1319.
  • Bag, S., K.L. Druffel, and H.R. Pappu. 2010. Structure and genome organization of the large RNA of Iris yellow spot virus (genus Tospovirus, family Bunyaviridae). Archives of Virology 155:275–279.
  • Bag, S., and H.R. Pappu. 2009. Symptomatology of Iris yellow spot virus in selected indicator hosts. Plant Health Progress Doi: 10.1094/PHP-2009-0824-01-BR.
  • Bag, S., K.L. Druffel, T. Salewsky, and H.R. Pappu. 2009. Nucleotide sequence and genome organization of the medium RNA of Iris yellow spot virus (genus Tospovirus, family Bunyaviridae) from the Unites States. Archives of Virology 154:715-718.
  • Bag, S., P. Rogers, R. Watson, and H.R. Pappu. 2009. First report of natural infection of garlic with Iris yellow spot virus in the United States. Plant Disease 93:839.
  • Bag, S., J. Singh, R.M. Davis, W. Chounet, and H.R. Pappu. 2009. Iris yellow spot virus in Nevada and Northern California. Plant Disease 93:674.
  • Evans, C.K., S. Bag, E. Frank, J. Reeve, C. Ransom, D. Drost, and H.R. Pappu. 2009. Green Foxtail (Setaria viridis), a naturally infected grass host of Iris yellow spot virus in Utah. Plant Disease 93:670.
  • Evans, C.K., S. Bag, E. Frank, J. Reeve, C. Ransom, D. Drost, and H.R. Pappu. 2009. Natural infection of Iris yellow spot virus in two scale saltbush (Atriplex micrantha) growing in Utah. Plant Disease 93:430.
  • Bag, S., R.S. Singh, and R.K. Jain. 2008. Further analysis of the coat protein gene sequences of Tobacco streak virus isolates originating from diverse locations and hosts in India shows minor genetic divergence. Indian Phytopathology 61:118-123.
  • Bag, S., R.S. Singh, and R.K. Jain. 2007. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of groundnut with coat protein gene of Tobacco streak virus. Indian Journal of Virology 18:65-69.
  • Jain, R.K., S. Bag, K. Umamaheshwaran, and B. Mandal. 2007. Natural infection by tospoviruses of Cucurbitaceous and Fabaceous crops in India. Journal of Phytopathology 155:22-25.
  • Bag, S., S. Agarwal, and R.K. Jain. 2007. Sequence diversity in the coat proteins of Papaya ringspot virus isolates originating from different locations in India. Indian Phytopathology 60:244-250.
  • Jain, R.K., S. Bag, and L.P. Awasthi. 2005. First report of natural infection of Capsicum annuum by Tobacco streak virus in India. Plant Pathology 54:257.

Hometown: Bilaspur, CG, India

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