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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Dominic Wong
Bioproducts Research
Research Chemist

Phone: (510) 559-5860
Fax: (510) 559-5818
Room 3117
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-BCE
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710

Projects
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries that Produce Marketable Biobased Products
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 427427

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Engineering yeast for the expression and secretion of cellulase cocktails - (Abstract Only) - (30-Aug-13)
Cloning of a novel feruloyl esterase gene from rumen microbial metagenome and enzyme characterization in synergism with endoxylanases - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Chan, V.J., Liao, H., Zidwick, M. 2013. Cloning of a novel feruloyl esterase gene from rumen microbial metagenome and enzyme characterization in synergism with endoxylanases. Journal of Industrial Microbiology. 40:287-295.
Xylanase XYN IV from Trichoderma reesei showing exo- and endo-xylanase activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Tenkanen, M., Vrsanaka, M., Sika-Aho, M., Puchart, V., Penttila, M., Salohelmo, M., Biely, P. 2012. Xylanase XYN IV from Trichoderma reesei showing exo- and endo-xylanase activity. FEBS Journal. 280: 295-301.
Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae for consolidated bioprocessing in starch and biomass conversion - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Batt Throne, S.B., Chan, V.J. 2011. Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae for consolidated bioprocessing in starch and biomass conversion. [Abstract]. Society of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-28,2011 New Orleans, Louisana.
Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce feruloyl esterase for the release of ferulic acid from switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Chan, V.J., Batt Throne, S.B., Sarath, G., Liao, H. 2011. Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce feruloyl esterase for the release of ferulic acid from switchgrass. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s10295-011-0985-9.
Functional characterization of two distinct xyoglucanases from rumenal microbes - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Chan, V.J., Mccormack, A.A., Batt Throne, S.B. Functional characterization of two distinct xyoglucanases from rumenal microbes. Meeting Abstract, AGFD 125.
Cloning and characterization of an exo-xylglucanase from rumenal microbial metagenome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Chan, V.J., Mccormack, A.A., Batt Throne, S.B. 2010. Cloning and characterization of an exo-xylglucanase from rumenal microbial metagenome. Protein and Peptide Letters. 17:803-808.
Cloning and characterization of alpha-glucuronidase enzyme - (Abstract Only)
Lee, C.C., Kibblewhite, R.E., Wagschal, K.C., Wong, D., Orts, W.J. 2010. Cloning and characterization of alpha-glucuronidase enzyme. Meeting Abstract.
Expression and secretion of cellulosmal enzymes by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae - (Abstract Only)
Batt Throne, S.B., Wan, D., Doi, R.H., Wong, D. 2010. Expression and secretion of cellulosmal enzymes by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Meeting Abstract, 2010; CELL Poster Session; Poster #57 (Paper ID 18330).
Cloning and characterization of alpha-glucuronidase enzyme - (Abstract Only)
Lee, C.C., Kibblewhite, R.E., Wagschal, K.C., Wong, D., Orts, W.J. 2010. Cloning and characterization of alpha-glucuronidase enzyme. Meeting Abstract.
Chromosomal integration of recombinant alpha-amylase and glucoamylase genes in saccharomyces cerevisiae for starch conversion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Batt Throne, S.B., Robertson, G.H., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C. 2010. Chromosomal integration of recombinant alpha-amylase and glucoamylase genes in saccharomyces cerevisiae for starch conversion. Industrial Biotechnology. 6:112-118.
A novel xyloglucan-specific endo-beta-1,4-glucanase: biochemical properties and inhibition studies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Chan, V.J., Mccormack, A.A., Batt Throne, S.B. 2010. A novel xyloglucan-specific endo-beta-1,4-glucanase: biochemical properties and inhibition studies. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 86:1463-1471.
Engineer Sccharomyces cerevisiae for consolidated bioprocessing - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Batt Throne, S.B., Wan, D., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C. 2009. Engineer Sccharomyces cerevisiae for consolidated bioprocessing. Meeting Abstract.
Applications of metagenomics for industrial bioproducts - (Book / Chapter)
Wong, D. 2010. Applications of metagenomics for industrial bioproducts. Wong, D. Applications of metagenomics for industrial bioproducts. In: Marco, D., editor. Metagenomics: Theory, methods and applications. Norfolk, UK. Caister Academic Press.p. 141-158.
Cloning biomass-degrading enzymes from environmental sources - (Abstract Only)
Lee, C.C., Wong, D., Wagschal, K.C., Orts, W.J. 2009. Cloning biomass-degrading enzymes from environmental sources. Meeting Abstract.
Functional cloning of an endo-alpha-1,5-L-arabinanase gene from a metagenomic library - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Chan, V.J., Mccormack, A.A. 2009. Functional cloning of an endo-alpha-1,5-L-arabinanase gene from a metagenomic library. Protein and Peptide Letters. 16:1411-1435.
Purification and characterization of a glycoside hydrolase family 43 Beta-xylosidase from Geobacillus thermoleovorans IT-08 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagschal, K.C., Heng, C., Lee, C.C., Robertson, G.H., Orts, W.J., Wong, D. 2008. Purification and characterization of a glycoside hydrolase family 43 Beta-xylosidase from Geobacillus thermoleovorans IT-08. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 155(1-3):1-10.
Biochemical characterization of a novel dual-function a-L-arabinofuranosidase/b-xylosidase isolated from a compost starter mixture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagschal, K.C., Heng, C., Lee, C.C., Wong, D. 2009. Biochemical characterization of a novel dual-function a-L-arabinofuranosidase/b-xylosidase isolated from a compost starter mixture. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 81:855-863.
Metagenomic gene discovery and enzyme engineering for biomass conversion - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Smith, M.R., Robertson, G.H., Orts, W.J. Metagenomic gene discovery and enzyme engineering for biomass conversion. American Chemical Society Western Regional Meeting. American Chemical Society Symposium: New Developments in Biofuels Research. Abstract 204.
Gene discovery and engineering for biomass degradation - (Proceedings)
Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Wong, D. 2008. Gene discovery and engineering for biomass degradation. United States-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources. 2008. 50-51.
Structure and Action Mechanism of Ligninolytic Enzymes - (Review Article)
Wong, D. 2009. Structure and Action Mechanism of Ligninolytic Enzymes. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 157(2):174-209.
Cloning of Bacillus licheniformis xylanase gene and characterization of recombinant enzyme - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, C.C., Accinelli, R., Smith, M.R., Wagschal, K.C., Orts, W.J., Wong, D. 2008. Cloning of Bacillus licheniformis xylanase gene and characterization of recombinant enzyme. Current Microbiology. 57:301-305.
Biofuels Group NSF DUSEL Project - (Abstract Only)
Bang, S., Sani, R., Bleakly, B., Bischoff, K.M., Hughes, S.R., Wagschal, K.C., Wong, D., Lee, C.C., Jordan, D.B., Pokkuluri, R., Schiffer, M. 2008. Biofuels Group NSF DUSEL Project [abstract]. Homestake DUSEL Spring Workshop. Talk 10. p. 2.
Cloning, Expression and Characterization of a Glycoside Hydrolase Family 39 Xylosidase from Bacillus Halodurans C-125 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagschal, K.C., Franquivillanueva, D.M., Lee, C.C., Robertson, G.H., Wong, D. Cloning, Expression and Characterization of a Glycoside Hydrolase Family 39 Xylosidase from Bacillus Halodurans C-125. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
Cloning and characterization of xylanase gene from hot spring microorganism - (Abstract Only)
Lee, C.C., Accinelli, R., Smith, M.R., Wagschal, K.C., Orts, W.J., Wong, D. Cloning and characterization of xylanase gene from hot spring microorganism. Meeting Abstract #307.
Enzymatic Deconstruction of Backbone Structures of the Ramified Regions in Pectins - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D. 2007. Enzymatic Deconstruction of Backbone Structures of the Ramified Regions in Pectins. Protein Journal. 27(1):30-42.
Developing enzyme systems for biomass deconstruction - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Smith, M.R., Robertson, G.H., Orts, W.J. 2007. Developing enzyme systems for biomass deconstruction. Meeting Abstract. Paper No. 217
Expression and Secretion of Clostridium Cellulovorans Xyna in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae - (Abstract Only)
Batt, S.B., Wong, D., Wagschal, K.C., Lee, C.C. 2006. Expression and secretion of clostridium cellulovorans xyna in saccharomyces cerevisiae. Division of Biological Chemistry, Enzymes Program. Abstract 220.
Genetic and Biochemical Characterization of a Novel Bacterial A-L-Arabinofuranosidase - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagschal, K.C., Franqui Espiet, D., Lee, C.C., Accinelli, R., Robertson, G.H., Wong, D. 2007. Genetic and biochemical characterization of a novel bacterial a-l-arabinofuranosidase. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. (40):747-753.
Evolutionary Enzyme Design for Improved Biorefining of Crops and Residues - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Smith, M.R., Robertson, G.H., Orts, W.J. 2006. Evolutionary enzyme design for improved biorefining of crops and residues. Technical Program (abstract). P8.
Synergistic Action of Barley Alpha-Amylase and Lentinula Edodes Glucoamylase on Raw Starch Hydrolysis - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Robertson, G.H., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C. 2006. Synergistic action of barley alpha-amylase and lentinula edodes glucoamylase on raw starch hydrolysis. Approved 10/27/2005. American Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, San Francisco, CA. April 1-4, 2006, Program 73.16, vol A27.
Feruloyl Esterase - a Key Enzyme in Biomass Degradation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D. Feruloyl esterase - a key enzyme in biomass degradation. 2005. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 133:87-112.
Cloning and Characterization of Cold-Active Xylanase Enzymes - (Abstract Only)
Lee, C.C., Accinelli, R., Wagschal, K.C., Robertson, G.H., Wong, D. 2006. Cloning and characterization of cold-active xylanase enzymes. 28th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Paper No. 1A-41.
Cloning and Characterization of a Cold Active Xylanase Enzyme - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, C.C., Accinelli, R., Wagschal, K.C., Robertson, G.H., Wong, D. 2006. Cloning and characterization of a cold active xylanase enzyme. Extremophiles. 10:295-300.
Native Or Raw Starch Digestion - (Review Article)
Robertson, G.H., Wong, D., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Smith, M.R., Orts, W.J. 2006. Native or raw starch digestion: A Key step in energy efficient biorefining of grain. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 54:353-65.
Feruloyl Esterase - a Key Enzyme in Biomass Degradation - (Review Article)
Wong, D. 2005. Feruloyl esterase - a key enzyme in biomass degradation. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 133:87-112.
Isolation and Characterization of a Psychrophilic Xylanase Enzyme from Flavobacterium Sp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, C.C., Smith, M.R., Accinelli, R., Williams, T.G., Wagschal, K.C., Wong, D., Robertson, G.H. 2006. Isolation and characterization of a psychrophilic xylanase enzyme from flavobacterium sp. Current Microbiology, 52(2):112-116.
Characterization of Active Lentinula Edodes Glucoamylase Expressed and Secreted by Saccharomyces Cerevisiae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Batt, S.B., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Robertson, G.H. 2005. Characterization of active lentinula edodes glucoamylase expressed and secreted by saccharomyces cerevisiae. Protein Journal. vol 24, pp 455-463.
Characterization and Directed Evolution of Hemicellulotic Enzymes Using Natural Xylooligoaccharide Substrates - (Abstract Only)
Wagschal, K.C., Franqui Espiet, D., Lee, C.C., Robertson, G.H., Wong, D.W.S. 2005. Characterization of hemicellulotic degrading enzymes using natural substrates. Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Denver, CO. Paper No. 1B-65. Abstract A10, Enzyme Engineering XVIII.
Enzyme-Coupled Assay for Beta-Xylosidase Hydrolysis of Natural Substrates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wagschal, K.C., Franqui Espiet, D., Lee, C.C., Robertson, G.H., Wong, D. 2005. Enzyme-coupled assay for beta-xylosidase hydrolysis of natural substrates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 71:5318-5323.
Evolved Enzymes for Cold Or Non-Cooking Hydrolysis of Starches to Fermentation Feedstock - (Abstract Only)
Robertson, G.H., Wong, D., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Smith, M.R. 2005. Evolved enzymes for cold or non-cooking hydrolysis of starches to fermentation feedstock. In Proceedings of the North American Grain Congress, February 20-22, 2005, Reno, NV. 2005 CDROM.
Expression and Characterization of Active Lentinus Edodes Glucoamylase in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Batt, S.B., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Robertson, G.H. 2005. Expression and characterization of active. lentinus edodes glucoamylase in saccharomyces cerevisiae. Presentation 04:05. Paper No 11277.
Cloning and Characterization of Biomass Degrading Enzymes - (Abstract Only)
Lee, C.C., Accinelli, R., Batt, S.B., Williams, T.G., Wong, D., Wagschal, K.C., Robertson, G.H. 2005. Cloning and characterization of biomass degrading enzymes. Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Denver, CO. Paper No. IB-41 (Abstract).
Raw Starch Digestion Or Non-Cooking Breakdown of Starch Prior to Fermentation - (Abstract Only)
Robertson, G.H., Wong, D. 2005. Raw starch digestion or non-cooking breakdown of starch prior to fermentation. Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Trade Show, June 28, 2005, Kansas City, MO. Paper No.8:1.
Directed Evolution of Barley Alpha-Amylase for Increased Activity - (Abstract Only)
Batt, S.B., Wong, D., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C., Robertson, G.H. 2004. Directed evolution of barley alpha-amylase for increased activity. American Chemical Society Western Regional Meeting, Sacramento, CA. Paper No. 144 (Abstracts).
Envisioning Biorefineries Based on Utilization of Lignocellulosic Straws and Bagassess - (Abstract Only)
Orts, W.J., Imam, S.H., Glenn, G.M., Wong, D., Inglesby, M.K., Guttman, M.E., Samac, D.A. 2004. Envisioning biorefineries based on utilization of lignocellulosic straws and bagassess. 227th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA.
In Vitro Evolution of High-Activity Barley Alpha-Amylase for Raw Starch Digestion - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Robertson, G.H., Batt, S.B., Lee, C.C. 2004. In vitro evolution of high-activity barley alpha-amylase for raw starch digestion. American Association of Cereal Chemists Meetings, September 19-22, 2004, San Diego, California. Abstract.
Heterogeneous Biocatalyic Liquefaction and Saccharificaation of Starch for Ethanol - (Abstract Only)
Robertson, G.H., Wong, D., Lee, C.C., Wagschal, K.C. 2004. Heterogeneous biocatalyic liquefaction and saccharificaation of starch for ethanol. Corn Utilization Conference Proceedings, June 6-9, 2004, Indianapolis, Indiana, Abstract.
High-Activity Barley Alpha-Amylase by Directed Evolution - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Batt, S.B., Lee, C.C., Robertson, G.H. 2004. High-activity barley alpha-amylase by directed evolution. Journal of Protein Chemistry, 23:53-460.
Applying Combinatorial Chemistry and Biology to Food Research - (Review Article)
Wong, D., Robertson, G.H. 2004. Applying combinatorial chemistry and biology to food research. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 52:7187-7198.
Rapid Selection of Alpha-Amylase Mutants in Yeast Libraries for Raw Starch Activity - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Batt, S.B., Lee, C.C., Robertson, G.H. Rapid selection of alpha-amylase mutants in yeast libraries for raw starch activity. 2003. Society of Biomolecular Screening Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.
Engineering Apha-Amylase for Enhanced Activity by Molecular Evolution - (Abstract Only)
Wong, D., Batt, S.B., Lee, C.C., Robertson, G.H. Engineering apha-amylase for enhanced activity by molecular evolution. American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting, June 12-16, 2004, Boston, Massachusetts. Abstract No. B38.
An Episomal Expression Vector for Screening Mutant Gene Libraries in Pichia Pastoris - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, C.C., Williams, T.G., Wong, D., Robertson, G.H. 2004. An episomal expression vector for screening mutant gene libraries in pichia pastoris. Plasmid Journal. 54(1):80-85.
Direct Screening of Libraries of Yeast Clones for Alpha-Amylase Activity on Raw Starch - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, D., Batt, S.B., Lee, C.C., Robertson, G.H. 2004. Direct screening of libraries of yeast clones for alpha-amylase activity on raw starch. Protein and Peptide Letters. 10:459-468.
Cloning and Characterization of the Xyn11a Gene from Lentinula Edodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lee, C.C., Wong, D., Robertson, G.H. 2005. Cloning and characterization of the xyn11a gene from lentinula edodes. Protein Journal. 24(1):21-26.
Phage Displayed Peptide Ligands for Pancreatic a-Amylase Cross-React with Barley A-Amylase - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jul-99)
Peroxidase-Catalyzed Crosslinked Caseinate Films - (Abstract Only) - (17-Dec-95)
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