Dragan Perovic
  • Julius Kuehn Institute
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biotechnical Sciences, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 1999

Current position

Project Scientist at Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI) Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, Erwin-Baur-Straße 27, Quedlinburg, Germany


  1. Šurlan-Momirović, G., Flath, K., Silvar, C., Branković, G., Kopahnke, D., Knežević, D., Schliephake, E., Ordon, F. and Perović, D. (2015). Exploring the Serbian GenBank barley (Hordeum vulgare L. subsp. vulgare) collection for powdery mildew resistance. Geneti Resour Crop Ev: 1-13.
  2. Vujacic, V., Momirovic, G., Perovic, D. and Nikolic, A. (2014). Variability, heritability and classification of Amaranthus L. genotypes by chierarchical analysis. Rom Agric Res (31): 59-67.
  3. Keilwagen, J., Kilian, B., Ozkan, H., Babben, S., Perovic, D., Mayer, K. F., Walther, A., Poskar, C. H., Ordon, F., Eversole, K., Borner, A., Ganal, M., Knupffer, H., Graner, A. and Friedel, S. (2014). Separating the wheat from the chaff - a strategy to utilize plant genetic resources from ex situ genebanks. Sci Rep 4: 5231.
  4. Galal, A., Sharma, S., Abou-Elwafa, S. F., Sharma, S., Kopisch-Obuch, F., Laubach, E., Perovic, D., Ordon, F. and Jung, C. (2014). Comparative QTL analysis of root lesion nematode resistance in barley. Theor Appl Genet 127(6): 1399-1407.
  5. Perovic, D., Kramer, I., Habekuss, A., Perner, K., Pickering, R., Proeseler, G., Kanyuka, K. and Ordon, F. (2014). Genetic analyses of BaMMV/BaYMV resistance in barley accession HOR4224 result in the identification of an allele of the translation initiation factor 4e (Hv-eIF4E) exclusively effective against Barley mild mosaic virus (BaMMV). Theor Appl Genet 127(5): 1061-1071.
  6. König, J., Perovic, D., Kopahnke, D. and Ordon, F. (2014). QTL and monogene mapping of resistance of barley seedlings to the net form of net blotch (Pyrenophora teres f. teres) in a detached leaf test. Plant Breeding 133(3): 356–365.
  7. Lüpken, T., Stein, N., Perovic, D., Habekuß, A., Serfling, A., Krämer, I., Hähnel, U., Steuernagel, B., Scholz, U. and Ariyadasa, R. (2014). High-resolution mapping of the barley Ryd3 locus controlling tolerance to BYDV. Mol Breeding 33(2): 477-488.
  8. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Nussbaumer, T., Spannagl, M., Usadel, B., Casas, A., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2013). Towards positional isolation of three quantitative trait loci conferring resistance to powdery mildew in two Spanish barley landraces. PLoS One 8(6): e67336.
  9. König, J., Perovic, D., Kopahnke, D. and Ordon, F. (2013). Development of an efficient method for assessing resistance to the net type of net blotch (Pyrenophora teres f. teres) in winter barley and mapping of quantitative trait loci for resistance. Mol Breeding 32(3): 641-650.
  10. Serfling, A., Krämer, I., Perovic, D. and Ordon, F. (2013). Broadening the genetic base of leaf rust (Puccinia triticina f. sp. tritici) resistance in wheat (Triticum aestivum) - Erweiterung der genetischen Basis der Resistenz des Weizens (Triticum aestivum) gegen Braunrost (Puccinia triticina f. sp. tritici). Journal fur Kulturpflanzen-Journal of Cultivated Plants, 65 (7). S. 262–272.
  11. Šurlan-Momirović, G., Krämer, I., Bratković, K., Zorić, M., Momirović, U., Branković, G., Ćalić, I., Kandić, V., Pržulj, N. and Ordon, F. (2013). Molecular characterization of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) accessions of the Serbian Genebank by SSR fingerprinting. Genetika 45(1): 167-180.
  12. Yang, P., Perovic, D., Habekuß, A., Zhou, R., Graner, A., Ordon, F. and Stein, N. (2013). Gene-based high-density mapping of the gene rym7 conferring resistance to Barley mild mosaic virus (BaMMV). Mol Breeding 32(1): 27-37.
  13. Perovic, J., Silvar, C., Koenig, J., Stein, N., Perovic, D. and Ordon, F. (2013). A versatile fluorescence-based multiplexing assay for CAPS genotyping on capillary electrophoresis systems. Mol Breeding 32(1): 61-69.
  14. Lüpken, T., Stein, N., Perovic, D., Habekuß, A., Krämer, I., Hähnel, U., Steuernagel, B., Scholz, U., Zhou, R. and Ariyadasa, R. (2013). Genomics-based high-resolution mapping of the BaMMV/BaYMV resistance gene rym11 in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Theor Appl Genet 126(5): 1201-1212.
  15. Silvar, C., Casas, A., Igartua, E., Ponce-Molina, L. J., Gracia, M., Schweizer, G., Herz, M., Flath, K., Waugh, R. and Kopahnke, D. (2011). Resistance to powdery mildew in Spanish barley landraces is controlled by different sets of quantitative trait loci. Theor Appl Genet 123(6): 1019-1028.
  16. König, J., Steffenson, B., Kopahnke, D., Przulj, N., Romeis, T., Ordon, F. and Perovic, D. (2012). Genetic mapping of novel leaf rust (Puccinia hordei Otth) resistance in barley landrace MBR1012. Mol Breeding 30: 1253-1264.
  17. Kastirr, U., Ziegler, A., Perovic, D. and Golecki, B. (2012). Occurrence of soil-borne wheat mosaic virus (SBWMV-NY) in Schleswig-Holstein and its importance for wheat cultivation. J für Kulturpflanzen 64: 469-477.
  18. Dodig, D., Zorić, M., Kandić, V., Perović, D. and Šurlan‐Momirović, G. (2012). Comparison of responses to drought stress of 100 wheat accessions and landraces to identify opportunities for improving wheat drought resistance*. Plant Breeding 131(3): 369-379.
  19. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Scholz, U., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2012). Fine mapping and comparative genomics integration of two quantitative trait loci controlling resistance to powdery mildew in a Spanish barley landrace. Theor Appl Genet 124(1): 49-62.
  20. Wang, S., Chen, D., Guo, G., Zhang, T., Jiang, S., Shen, X., Perovic, D., Prodanovic, S. and Yan, Y. (2012). Molecular characterization and phylogenetic relationships of LMW-GS genes from C, N, U and Ss genomes among Aegilops species. Cereal research communications 40: 542-551.
  21. Silvar, C., Perovic, D., Casas, A. M., Igartua, E. and Ordon, F. (2011). Development of a cost‐effective pyrosequencing approach for SNP genotyping in barley. Plant Breeding 130(3): 394-397.
  22. Admassu, B., Perovic, D., Friedt, W. and Ordon, F. (2011). Genetic mapping of the stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici Eriks. & E. Henn) resistance gene Sr13 in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theor Appl Genet 122(3): 643-648.
  23. Dubcovsky, J., Ordon, F., Perovic, D., Admassu, B., Friedt, W., Abate, Z., Zhang, W. and Chao, S. (2011). Conflicting mapping results for stem rust resistance gene Sr13. Theor Appl Genet 122(3): 659.
  24. Kocsy, G., Athmer, B., Perovic, D., Himmelbach, A., Szucs, A., Vashegyi, I., Schweizer, P., Galiba, G. and Stein, N. (2010). Regulation of gene expression by chromosome 5A during cold hardening in wheat. Mol Genet Genomics 283(4): 351-363.
  25. Perovic, D., Förster, J., Devaux, P., Hariri, D., Guilleroux, M., Kanyuka, K., Lyons, R., Weyen, J., Feuerhelm, D. and Kastirr, U. (2009). Mapping and diagnostic marker development for Soil-borne cereal mosaic virus resistance in bread wheat. Mol Breeding 23(4): 641-653.
  26. Perović, D., Zorić, D., Milovanović, M., Prodanović, S., Yan, Y., Janković, S. and Surlan-Momirović, G. (2009). Hordein gene dose effects in triploid endosperm of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Genetika 41(3): 271-287.
  27. Wicker, T., Krattinger, S. G., Lagudah, E. S., Komatsuda, T., Pourkheirandish, M., Matsumoto, T., Cloutier, S., Reiser, L., Kanamori, H., Sato, K., Perovic, D., Stein, N. and Keller, B. (2009). Analysis of intraspecies diversity in wheat and barley genomes identifies breakpoints of ancient haplotypes and provides insight into the structure of diploid and hexaploid triticeae gene pools. Plant Physiol 149(1): 258-270.
  28. Perovic, D., Foerster, J., Welz, G., Kopahnke, D., Lein, V., Loeschenberger, F., Buerstmayr, H. and Ordon, F. (2008). Marker-assisted wheat improvement: creating semi-dwarf phenotypes with superior Fusarium head blight resistance. Cereal Research Communications 36: 153-155.
  29. Tyrka, M., Perovic, D., Wardynska, A. and Ordon, F. (2008). A new diagnostic SSR marker for selection of the Rym4/Rym5 locus in barley breeding. J Appl Genet 49(2): 127-134.
  30. Perovic, D., Tiffin, P., Douchkov, D., Baumlein, H. and Graner, A. (2007). An integrated approach for the comparative analysis of a multigene family: the nicotianamine synthase genes of barley. Funct Integr Genomics 7(2): 169-179.
  31. Komatsuda, T., Pourkheirandish, M., He, C., Azhaguvel, P., Kanamori, H., Perovic, D., Stein, N., Graner, A., Wicker, T., Tagiri, A., Lundqvist, U., Fujimura, T., Matsuoka, M., Matsumoto, T. and Yano, M. (2007). Six-rowed barley originated from a mutation in a homeodomain-leucine zipper I-class homeobox gene. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(4): 1424-1429.
  32. Stein, N., Prasad, M., Scholz, U., Thiel, T., Zhang, H., Wolf, M., Kota, R., Varshney, R. K., Perovic, D., Grosse, I. and Graner, A. (2007). A 1,000-loci transcript map of the barley genome: new anchoring points for integrative grass genomics. Theor Appl Genet 114(5): 823-839.
  33. Stracke, S., Presterl, T., Stein, N., Perovic, D., Ordon, F. and Graner, A. (2007). Effects of introgression and recombination on haplotype structure and linkage disequilibrium surrounding a locus encoding Bymovirus resistance in barley. Genetics 175(2): 805-817.
  34. Stein, N., Perovic, D., Kumlehn, J., Pellio, B., Stracke, S., Streng, S., Ordon, F. and Graner, A. (2005). The eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E confers multiallelic recessive Bymovirus resistance in Hordeum vulgare (L.). Plant J 42(6): 912-922.
  35. Pellio, B., Streng, S., Bauer, E., Stein, N., Perovic, D., Schiemann, A., Friedt, W., Ordon, F. and Graner, A. (2005). High-resolution mapping of the Rym4/Rym5 locus conferring resistance to the barley yellow mosaic virus complex (BaMMV, BaYMV, BaYMV-2) in barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. vulgare L.). Theor Appl Genet 110(2): 283-293.
  36. Wicker, T., Zimmermann, W., Perovic, D., Paterson, A. H., Ganal, M., Graner, A. and Stein, N. (2005). A detailed look at 7 million years of genome evolution in a 439 kb contiguous sequence at the barley Hv-eIF4E locus: recombination, rearrangements and repeats. Plant J 41(2): 184-194.
  37. Perovic, D., Weyen, J., Schondelmaier, J., Förster, J., Devaux, P., Hariri, D., Feuerhelm, D., Stein, N., Graner, A. and Ordon, F. (2005). Linkage mapping and transcriptional profiling of resistance to soil-borne viruses in hexaploid wheat (Triticum vulgare sp. aestivum). Parasitica 61(1): 79-83.
  38. Ordon, F., Werner, K., Habekuss, A., Perovic, D., Stein, N., Friedt, W. and Graner, A. (2005). Genetic diversity of resistance to soil-borne viruses in barley and exploitation by breeding. Parasitica 61(1): 95-99.
  39. Graner, A., Thiel, T., Zhang, H., Potokina, E., Prasad, M., Perovic, D., Kota, R., Varshney, R., Scholz, U. and Grosse, I. (2005). Molecular mapping in barley: Shifting from the structural to the functional level. Czech J Genet Plant Breeding-UZPI (Czech Republic).
  40. Perovic, D., Stein, N., Zhang, H., Drescher, A., Prasad, M., Kota, R., Kopahnke, D. and Graner, A. (2004). An integrated approach for comparative mapping in rice and barley with special reference to the Rph16 resistance locus. Funct Integr Genomic 4(2): 74-83.
  41. Yan, Y., Jiang, Y., Yu, J., Cai, M., Hu, Y. and Perovic, D. (2003). Characterization of seed hordeins and varietal identification in three barley species by high-performance capillary electrophoresis. Cereal Res Commun: 323-330.
  42. Milovanović, M., Perović, D., Šarić, M., Prodanović, S., Pavlović, K., Jestrović, Z. and Protić, R. (1998). The influence of 1BL. 1RS translocation on technological quality of winter wheat. Cereal Res Commun: 321-328.
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