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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Siov Sarreal
Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention
Biological Science Lab Technician

Phone: (510) 559-5832
Fax: (510) 559-5777
Room 1119
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-FTDP
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The major volatile compound 2-phenylethanol from the biocontrol yeast, Pichia anomala, inhibits growth and expression of aflatoxin biosynthetic genes of Aspergillus flavus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hua, S.T., Beck, J.J., Sarreal, S.L., Gee, W.S. 2014. Inhibitory effect of volatile compound from biocontrol yeast, Pichia anomala on fungal growth and expression of aflatoxin biosynthetic clustered genes in Aspergillus flavus. Mycotoxin Research. 30:71-78 DOI 10.1007/s12550-014-0189-z.
Increasing strawberry shelf-life with carvacrol and methyl cinnamate antimicrobial vapors released from edible films Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peretto, G., Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Sarreal, S.L., Hua, S.T., Sambo, P., Mchugh, T.H. 2013. Increasing strawberry shelf-life with carvacrol and methyl cinnamate antimicrobial vapors released from edible films. Postharvest Biology and Technology. DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2013.11.003.
Variation in reactive oxygen species concentration among lettuce types and modulation of their production via PPO during E. coli O157:H7 colonization of injured lettuce leaves(Abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Brandl, M., Hua, S.T., Zhou, Y., Sarreal, S.L. 2012. Variation in reactive oxygen species concentration among lettuce types and modulation of their production via PPO during E. coli O157:H7 colonization of injured lettuce leaves(Abstract). Meeting Abstract. [abstract].
Liquid formulations sustaining the viability of a superior yeast strain Pichia anomala WRL-076 for mycotoxin control - (Abstract Only)
Hua, S.T., Hernlem, B.J., Yokoyama, W.H., Parfitt, D.E., Sarreal, S.L. 2012. Liquid formulations sustaining the viability of a superior yeast strain Pichia anomala WRL-076 for mycotoxin control. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. [abstract].
Characterization of toxigenic and atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus isolates from pistachio - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hua, S.T., Mcalpin, C.E., Chang, P., Sarreal, S.L. 2011. Characterization of toxigenic and atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus isolates from pistachio. Mycotoxin Research. Vol 28:67-75.
Fluorescent viability stains to probe the metabolic status of aflatoxigenic fungus in dual culture of Aspergillus flavus and Pichia anomala - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hua, S.T., Brandl, M., Hernlem, B.J., Eng, J.G., Sarreal, S.L. 2010. Fluorescent viability stains to probe the metabolic status of aflatoxigenic fungus in dual culture of Aspergillus flavus and Pichia anomala. Mycopathologia. Available: http://www.springerlink.com/content/w0204147t65552h8/fulltext.pdf.
Experiments with Biocontrol of Alternaria alternata - (Abstract Only)
Parfitt, D., Hua, S.T., Holtz, B., Chan, H.M., Sarreal, S.L., Martin-Duvall, T., Braga, M. 2010. Experiments with Biocontrol of Alternaria alternata. Meeting Abstract.
Vitality Stains and Real Time PCR Studies to Delineate the Interactions of Pichia anomala and Aspergillus flavus - (Abstract Only)
Hua, S.T., Brandl, M., Hernlem, B.J., Sarreal, S.L. 2010. Vitality Stains and Real Time PCR Studies to Delineate the Interactions of Pichia anomala and Aspergillus flavus. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 23-27, 2010.
Biological activity and property of a biopesticide, Pichia anomala - (Abstract Only) - (15-Feb-09)
Influence of Gene Expression on Variable Aflatoxin Production by Different Strains of Aspergillus flavus - (Abstract Only) - (01-Feb-09)
Population of Aspergillus Flavus on Pistachio Buds and Flowers - (Book / Chapter)
Hua, S.T., Mcalpin, C.E., Ly, S.B. 2006. Population of aspergillus flavus on pistachio buds and flowers. In: Mendez-Vilas, A., editor. Modern Multidisciplinary Applied Microbiology: Exploiting Microbes and Their Interactions. Weinheim, Germany:Wiley-VCH Verlag. p.440-445.
Field Tests of a Biocontrol Yeast in Pistachio Orchards - (Abstract Only) - (25-Oct-04)
Comparison of Two Populations of Aspergillus Flavus and Aspergillus Parasiticus Isolated Five Years Apart in a California Orchard - (Abstract Only) - (25-Oct-04)
Effect of Spacing and Timing on the Biocompetitiveness of Atoxigenic Aspergillus Flavus Against Toxigenic Strains - (Abstract Only) - (25-Oct-04)
Prevention of Fungal Colonization on Wounds of Almond and Pistachio Nut-Fruits by Yeast in Orchards - (Abstract Only) - (25-Oct-04)
Application of Yeast in the Field for Biocontrol of Aspergillus Flavus - (Abstract Only)
Parfitt, D.E., Almehdi, A.A., Ly, S.B., Campbell, B.C., Hua, S.T. 2003. Application of yeast in the field for biocontrol of aspergillus flavus [abstract]. Aflatoxin Workshop. p. 81.
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