Faculty & Staff

Sead Sabanadzovic

Discipline: Plant Pathology

Specialty: Plant Viruses/Fungal viruses
Email: ssabanadzovic@entomology.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-9322
Office Location: Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Room 152

Mailing Address
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
100 Old Hwy. 12
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., University of Bari, Italy
  • M.S., Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, Italy
  • B.S., University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia)

Courses Taught

  • EPP 4214/6214 - Diseases of Crops
  • EPP 8123 - Plant Virology

Society Membership

  • American Phytopathological Societ
  • International Council for the Study of Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Grapevines
  • International Council for the Study of Virus and other Graft Transmissible Diseases of Fruit Crops
  • Mississippi Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists

Research Interests

  • Plant viruses and fungal viruses
    • Characterization and diagnosis of plant viruses and virus-like agents
    • Genomics/metagenomics
    • Taxonomy and nomenclature
    • Biodiversity and evolution
  • On-going research projects:
    • Molecular characterization of viruses associated with blackberry yellow vein disease
    • Viruses in natural ecosystems
    • Viruses of plant pathogenic fungi

Recent Publications

  • Sabanadzovic, S., N. Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic. 2016. First report of grapevine virus B Infecting Muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) in the United States. Plant Disease 4(100):865. Download
  • Sabanadzovic, S., W. Wintermantel, R. A. Valverde, J. McCreight, N. Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic. 2016. Cucumis melo endornavirus: Genome organization, host range and co-divergence with the host. Virus Research 214:49-58. Download
  • Shahid, M., N. Aboughanem-Sabanadzovic, S. Sabanadzovic, I. E. Tzanetakis, 2016. An integrating badnavirus infecting blackberry. Acta Horticulturae 1133:507-510. Download
  • Ghanem-Sabanadzovic, N.A., I.E. Tzanetakis, S. Sabanadzovic. 2013. Rubus canadensis virus 1, a novel betaflexivirus identified in blackberry. Archives of Virology, 158:445-449. Download
  • Martin, R., S. MacFarlaine, S. Sabanadzovic, D. Quito-Avila, B. Poudel, I.E. Tzanetakis. 2013. Viruses and virus diseases of Rubus. Plant Disease, 97:168-182. Download