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Dimitre Mollov
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory
Plant Pathologist

Phone: (301) 504-8624
Fax: (301) 504-8397
Room 022

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 004 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE , MD 20705
Projects
Characterizing and Detecting Pathogens to Ensure Safe Exchange of Plant Germplasm
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 432649
Minimizing the Risk of Importing Exotic Potato Viruses to the U.S. by Improving Detection Techniques
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430652

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Discovery and molecular characterization of a new luteovirus identified by high-throughput sequencing from apple -
Liu, H., Wu, L., Nikolaevera, E., Peter, K., Liu, Z., Mollov, D.S., Cao, M., Li, R. 2018. Discovery and molecular characterization of a new luteovirus identified by high-throughput sequencing from apple. Virology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12985-018-0998-3.
Characterization of a new tymovirus causing stunting and chlorotic mosaic in naranjilla (Solanum quitoense) -
Green, K., Mollov, D.S., Tran, L., Alvarez-Quinto, R., Ochoa, J., Quito-Avila, D., Karasev, A. 2018. Characterization of a new tymovirus causing stunting and chlorotic mosaic in naranjilla (Solanum quitoense). Plant Disease. 102:911-918.
Partial characterization of two new viruses in ash belonging to the families Partitiviridae and Caulimoviridae -
Bratsch, S., Lockhart, B., Mollov, D.S., Tisserat, N. 2018. Partial characterization of two new viruses in ash belonging to the families Partitiviridae and Caulimoviridae. Acta Horticulture Proceedings. 1191:89-96.
Molecular and biological characterization of 'Rs551, a filamentous bacteriophage isolated from a race 3 biovar 2 strain of Ralstonia solanacearum -
Ebrahim, A., Stulberg, M.J., Mershon, J.P., Mollov, D.S., Huang, Q. 2017. Molecular and biological characterization of 'Rs551, a filamentous bacteriophage isolated from a race 3 biovar 2 strain of Ralstonia solanacearum. PLoS One. dio.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0815034.
First report of 16SrII subgroup D phytoplasma in alfalfa in Sudan -
Tahir, M.N., Holland, C., Samac, D.A., Mollov, D.S. 2017. First report of 16SrII subgroup D phytoplasma in alfalfa in Sudan. Plant Disease. https://doi:10.1094/PDIS-04-17-0603-PDN.
Identification, transmission and genomic characterization of a new member of the family Caulimoviridae causing a flower distortion disease of Rudbeckia hirta -
Lockhart, B., Mollov, D.S., Olszewski, N., Goldsmith, N. 2017. Identification, transmission and genomic characterization of a new member of the family Caulimoviridae causing a flower distortion disease of Rudbeckia hirta. Virus Research. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2017.05.012.
A first report and complete genome sequence of alfalfa enamovirus from Sudan -
Nemchinov, L.G., Grinstead, S.C., Mollov, D.S. 2017. A first report and complete genome sequence of alfalfa enamovirus from Sudan. Genome Announcements. e00531-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00531-17.
First report of Rose rosette virus associated with rose rosette disease in Rosa hybrida in Minnesota -
Bratsch, S., Zlesak, D., Mollov, D.S., Lockhart, B. 2017. First report of Rose rosette virus associated with rose rosette disease in Rosa hybrida in Minnesota. Plant Health Progress. doi: 10.1094/PHP-01-17-0008-BR.
Alfalfa virus S, a new species in the family Alphaflexiviridae -
Nemchinov, L.G., Grinstead, S.C., Mollov, D.S. 2017. Alfalfa virus S, a new species in the family Alhapflexiviridae. PLoS One. 12(5):e0178222.
Viral metagenomics and sugarcane pathogens -
Roumagnac, P., Mollov, D.S., Daugrois, J., Filloux, D. 2018. Viral metagenomics and sugarcane pathogens. In: Rott, P., editor. In Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Sugarcane Volume 2: Breeding, pests and diseases. Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. p.183-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.19103/AS.2017.0035.20.
Identification and genome characterization of a new virus infecting the weed Sorghum almum in Florida -
Mollov, D.S., Grinstead, S.C., Tahir, M., Rott, P. 2017. Identification and genome characterization of a new virus infecting the weed Sorghum almum in Florida. Sugar Journal. 80:16.
The weed Sorghum almum is a putative alternative host of sugarcane infecting viruses in Florida -
Rott, P., Boukari, W., Wei, C., Mulandesa, E., Hincapie, M., Kaye, C., Mollov, D.S. 2017. The weed Sorghum almum is a putative alternative host of sugarcane infecting viruses in Florida. Sugar Journal. 80:14-16.
Implementation of next generation sequencing for high-throughput pathogen detection in sugarcane introductions grown in quarantine -
Malapi-Wight, M., Kumar, L., Mollov, D.S., Foster, J. 2017. Implementation of next generation sequencing for high-throughput pathogen detection in sugarcane introductions grown in quarantine. Sugar Journal. 80:22-23.
Survey of six rose viruses in a rose virus collection -
Characterization of a new tymovirus from Ecuador -
Green, K., Mollov, D.S., Quito-Avila, D., Karasev, A. 2017. Characterization of a new tymovirus from Ecuador. Phytopathology. S5:97.
A new virus from the family Tombusviridae infecting sugarcane -
Tahir, N., Grinstead, S.C., Mollov, D.S. 2017. A new virus from the family Tombusviridae infecting sugarcane. Phytopathology. S5:98.
Natural infection of Sorghum bicolor germplasm by Sugarcane yellow leaf virus in Florida -
Boukari, W., Wei, C., Mulandesa, E., Hincapie, M., Mollov, D.S., Beiriger, R., Rott, P. 2017. Natural infection of Sorghum bicolor germplasm by Sugarcane yellow leaf virus in Florida. Phytopathology. S5:137.
Complete nucleotide sequence and genome organization of a novel allexivirus from alfalfa (Medicago sativa) -
Characterization of a Nepovirus causing a leaf mottling disease in Petunia hybrida -
Bratsch, S., Lockhart, B., Mollov, D.S. 2017. Characterization of a Nepovirus causing a leaf mottling disease in Petunia hybrida. Plant Disease. 101:1017-1021; doi:10.1094/PDIS-12-16-1785-RE.
Complete nucleotide sequence of Clematis chlorotic mottle virus, a new member of the family Tombusviridae -
Mclaughlin, M.S., Lockhart, B., Jordan, R.L., Denton, G., Mollov, D.S. 2017. Complete nucleotide sequence of Clematis chlorotic mottle virus, a new member of the family Tombusviridae. Archives of Virology. 162(5):1373-1379.
Sugarcane mild mosaic virus: towards the full characterization of this sugarcane Ampelovirus re-discovered using metagenomics-based approaches -
Daugrois, J., Candresse, T., Fernandez, E., Fillouz, D., Julian, C., Teycheney, P., Mollov, D.S., Roumagnac, P. 2017. Sugarcane mild mosaic virus: towards the full characterization of this sugarcane Ampelovirus re-discovered using metagenomics-based approaches. Meeting Abstract. 16ièmes Rencontres de Virologie Végétale – 15 – 19 janvier 2017 – Aussois – France. Page 64.
Characterization and complete genome sequence of a previously uncharacterized panicovirus from Bermuda grass detected by high throughput sequencing -
Tahir, M., Lockhart, B., Grinstead, S.C., Mollov, D.S. 2017. Characterization and complete genome sequence of a previously uncharacterized panicovirus from Bermuda grass detected by high throughput sequencing. Archives of Virology. 162(4):1099-1102.
Next Generation Sequencing: A useful tool for detection of sugarcane viruses in quarantine programs -
Mollov, D.S., Malapi-Wight, M. 2016. Next Generation Sequencing: A useful tool for detection of sugarcane viruses in quarantine programs. International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Proceedings. 29:135.
Molecular and morphological characterisation of Xiphinema americanum group species (Nematoda:Dorylaimida)from California and other regions and co-evolution of bacteria from the genus Candidata Xiphinemobacter with nematodes -
Orlando, V., Chitambar, J., Dong, K., Chizov, V., Mollov, D.S., Bert, W., Subbotin, S. 2016. Molecular and morphological characterisation of Xiphinema americanum group species (Nematoda:Dorylaimida)from California and other regions and co-evolution of bacteria from the genus Candidata Xiphinemobacter with nematodes. Nematology. 18:1015-1043.
Characterization of Xiphinema americanum group species (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) and co-evolution of bacteria from the genus ‘Candidatus Xiphinematobacter’ with these nematodes -
Orlando, V., Chitambar, J., Dong, K., Chizov, V., Mollov, D.S., Bert, W., Subbotin, S. 2016. Characterization of Xiphinema americanum group species (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) and co-evolution of bacteria from the genus ‘Candidatus Xiphinematobacter’ with these nematodes. European Society of Nematologists. Aug. 28.
Next generation sequencing technology: a powerful tool for the genome characterization of sugarcane mosaic virus from Sorghum almum -
Mollov, D.S., Grinstead, S.C., Tahir, M.N., Kaye, C., Wei, C., Rott, P. 2016. Next generation sequencing technology: a powerful tool for the genome characterization of sugarcane mosaic virus from Sorghum almum. Sugar Journal. P. 13.
The aphid Melanaphis sacchari and the weed Sorghum almum – Partners in crime -
Rott, P., Wei, C., Kaye, C., Hincapie, M., Mollov, D.S., Comstock, J.C., Nuessly, G. 2016. The aphid Melanaphis sacchari and the weed Sorghum almum – Partners in crime . Sugar Journal. 16JUN.
Nucleotide sequence and genome organization of a novel Panicovirus from Bermuda grass -
Tahir, M., Lockhart, B., Grinstead, S.C., Mollov, D.S. 2016. Nucleotide sequence and genome organization of a novel Panicovirus from Bermuda grass. Phytopathology. 106:S4.107.
First report of Sugarcane mosaic virus infecting Columbus Grass (Sorghum almum) in the United States -
Mollov, D.S., Tahir, M., Wei, C., Kaye, C., Lockhart, B., Comstock, J., Rott, P. 2016. First report of Sugarcane mosaic virus infecting Columbus Grass (Sorghum almum) in the United States. Plant Disease. 100:1510.
Detection by next generation sequencing of a multi-segmented viral genome from sugarcane associated with Ramu stunt disease -
Mollov, D.S., Marron-Largo, C., Kuniata, L. 2016. Detection by next generation sequencing of a multi-segmented viral genome from sugarcane associated with Ramu stunt disease. Virus Genes. 52:152-155.
First report of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus infecting Columbus Grass (Sorghum almum) in Florida -
Espinoza Delgado, H., Kaye, C., Hincapie, M., Boukari, W., Wei, C., Fernandez, J., Mollov, D.S., Comstock, J., Rott, P. 2015. First report of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus infecting Columbus Grass (Sorghum almum) in Florida. Plant Disease. 100:1027.
Detection of Helenium virus S and two distinct isolates of Butterbur mosaic virus in a single plant of Veronica -
Discovery of uncharacterized sugarcane viruses by next generation sequencing technology: the case of Ramu stunt -
Genetic diversity and population structure of begomoviruses infecting sweet potato -
Li, R., Kinard, G.R., Mollov, D.S., Tahir, M.N., Lan, P., Li, F. 2015. Genetic diversity and population structure of begomoviruses infecting sweet potato. Phytopathology. 105:S4.135.
First report of Catharanthus mosaic virus in Mandevilla in the United States -
Mollov, D.S., Guaragna, M., Lockhart, B., Rezende, J., Jordan, R. 2014. First report of Catharanthus mosaic virus in Mandevilla in the United States. Plant Disease. 99:165.
First report of natural occurrence of Turnip vein-clearing virus in garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) in the United States -
Lockhart, B., Mollov, D.S., Mason, S., Bratsch, S. 2014. First report of natural occurrence of Turnip vein-clearing virus in garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) in the United States. Plant Health Progress. doi:10.1094/PHP-BR-14-0029.
First report of Aster Yellows Phytoplasma in soybean in Michigan -
Mollov, D.S., Chilvers, M., Jacobs, J. 2014. First report of Aster Yellows Phytoplasma in soybean in Michigan. Plant Disease. 98:1578.
Use of nested PCR to detect Ceratocystis fagacearum in sapwood of diseased northern oak species -
Young, A., Juzwik, J., Mollov, D.S. 2014. Use of nested PCR to detect Ceratocystis fagacearum in sapwood of diseased northern oak species. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Phytopathology 104:S3.132.
Clematis Chlorotic Mottle Virus, a novel virus occurring in Clematis in the USA -
Mollov, D.S., Lockhart, B., Phibbs, A., Creswell, T., Ruhl, G., Dorman, E., Kinard, G.R., Jordan, R. 2014. Clematis Chlorotic Mottle Virus, a novel virus occurring in Clematis in the USA. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Phytopathology 104:S3.81.
Complete nucleotide sequence of Rose yellow leaf virus, a new member of the family Tombusviridae -
Mollov, D.S., Lockhart, B., Zlesak, D. 2014. Complete nucleotide sequence of Rose yellow leaf virus, a new member of the family Tombusviridae. Archives of Virology. Arch. Virol. DOI 10.1007/s00705-014-2106-3.
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