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Vivian Wu
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Research Leader

Phone: (510) 559-5829
Fax: (510) 559-6162

800 BUCHANAN ST
ALBANY, CA 94710
Projects
Elucidating the Factors that Determine the Ecology of Human Pathogens in Foods
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 440168
Immunodiagnostics to Detect Prions and Other Important Animal Pathogens
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 434529
Prevention of Pathogen Contamination in the Lettuce Production Continuum
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 441164
Enhancing the Safety and Quality of Fresh Produce and Low-Moisture Foods
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 438657
Preservation of Food By Isochoric (Constant Volume) Freezing
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 434715
Implementation of gaseous chlorine dioxide fumigation to improve post-harvest stockpile management of almonds
Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement (T)
  Accession Number: 439610

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A review on the epidemic investigation on cold-chain food mediated SARS-CoV-2 transmission and food safety consideration during COVID-19 pandemic ()
Characterization of two new Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O103-infecting phages isolated from an organic farm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Liao, Y., Salvador, A., Lavenburg, M.V., Wu, V.C. 2021. Characterization of two new Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O103-infecting phages isolated from an organic farm. Microorganisms. 9(7):1527. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9071527.
Enhanced detection of major pathogens and toxins in poultry and livestock with zoonotic risks using nanomaterials-based diagnostics Reprint Icon ()
Manhas, P.K., Quintela, I.A., Wu, V.C. 2021. Enhanced detection of major pathogens and toxins in poultry and livestock with zoonotic risks using nanomaterials-based diagnostics. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 8. Article 673718. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.673718.
Preservation of grape tomato by isochoric freezing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Sinrod, A., Dao, L.T., Takeoka, G.R., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Chiou, B., Bridges, D.F., Wu, V.C., Lyu, C., Powell-Palm, M.J., Rubinsky, B., McHugh, T.H. 2021. Preservation of grape tomato by isochoric freezing. Food Research International. 143. Article 110228. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2021.110228.
Genomic characterization of two Shiga toxin-converting bacteriophages induced from environmental Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Liao, Y., Salvador, A., Wu, V.C. 2021. Genomic characterization of two Shiga toxin-converting bacteriophages induced from environmental Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. Frontiers in Microbiology. 12. Article 587696. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.587696.
Use of mathematic models to describe the microbial inactivation on baby carrots by gaseous chlorine dioxide Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guan, J., Lacombe, A.C., Tang, J., Bridges, D.F., Sablani, S., Rane, B., Wu, V.C. 2021. Use of mathematic models to describe the microbial inactivation on baby carrots by gaseous chlorine dioxide. Food Control. 123. Article 107832. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107832.
Food safety lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic Reprint Icon ()
Lacombe, A.C., Liao, Y., Quintela, I.A., Wu, V.C.H. 2020. Food safety lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Food Safety. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfs.12878.
Effects of moisture content and mild heat on the ability of gaseous chlorine dioxide against salmonella and enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 on almonds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rane, B., Lacombe, A.C., Sablani, S., Bridges, D.F., Tang, J., Guan, J., Wu, V.C. 2021. Effects of moisture content and mild heat on the ability of gaseous chlorine dioxide against salmonella and enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 on almonds. Food Control. 123. Article 107732. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107732.
Whole-genome analysis of a Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O103:H2 strain isolated from cattle feces Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Liao, Y., Wu, V.C. 2020. Whole-genome analysis of a Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O103:H2 strain isolated from cattle feces. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9:45. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00896-20.
The effects of environmental factors on the prevalence and diversity of bacteriophages lytic against top 6 non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli on an organic farm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liao, Y., Lavenburg, V., Lennon, M., Salvador, A., Hsu, A.L., Wu, V.C.H. 2020. The effects of environmental factors on the prevalence and diversity of bacteriophages lytic against top 6 non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli on an organic farm. Journal of Food Safety. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfs.12865.
Use of lytic bacteriophages as an antimicrobial intervention to improve produce safety - (Abstract Only)
Effects of lyophilization on the stability of bacteriophages against different serogroups of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lavenburg, V., Liao, Y., Salvador, A., Hsu, A.L., Harden, L.A., Wu, V.C. 2020. Effects of lyophilization on the stability of bacteriophages against different serogroups of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. Cryobiology. 96:85-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cryobiol.2020.07.012.
Effect of isochoric freezing on quality aspects of minimally processed potatoes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Zhao, Y., Takeoka, G.R., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Chiou, B., Powell-Palm, M., Wu, V.C., Rubinsky, B., McHugh, T.H. 2020. Effect of isochoric freezing on quality aspects of minimally processed potatoes. Journal of Food Science. 85(9):2656-2664. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.15377.
Viability of listeria monocytogenes and salmonella typhimurium after isochoric freezing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bridges, D.F., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Powell-Palm, M.J., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Sinrod, A., Ukpai, G., McHugh, T.H., Rubinsky, B., Wu, V.C.H. 2020. Viability of listeria monocytogenes and salmonella typhimurium after isochoric freezing. Journal of Food Safety. 40(5). Article e12840. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfs.12840.
Gaseous antimicrobial treatments to control foodborne pathogens on almond kernels and whole black peppercorns Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rane, B., Bridges, D.F., Wu, V.C. 2020. Gaseous antimicrobial treatments to control foodborne pathogens on almond kernels and whole black peppercorns. Food Microbiology. Volume 92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2020.103576.
Bacteriophages specific to Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli exist in goat feces and associated environments on an organic produce farm in Northern California, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lennon, M., Liao, Y., Salvador, A., Lauzon, C.R., Wu, V.C. 2020. Bacteriophages specific to Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli exist in goat feces and associated environments on an organic produce farm in Northern California, USA. PLoS One. 15(6):0234488. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234438.
Quality changes during isochoric freezing of tilapia muscle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Preservation of tilapia (oreochromis aureus) fillet by isochoric (constant volume) freezing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Sinrod, A., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Chiou, B., Bridges, D.F., Wu, V.C., Lyu, C., Rubinsky, B., McHugh, T.H. 2020. Preservation of tilapia (oreochromis aureus) fillet by isochoric (constant volume) freezing. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology. 29(7):629-640. https://doi.org/10.1080/10498850.2020.1785602.
Is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O45 no longer a food safety threat? The danger is still out there Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Liao, Y., Sun, X., Wu, V.C.H. 2020. Is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O45 no longer a food safety threat? The danger is still out there. Microorganisms. 8(5):782. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8050782.
Xenobiotic Effects of Chlorine Dioxide to Escherichia coli O157:H7 on non-host tomato environment revealed by transcriptional network modeling: implications to adaptation and selection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shu, X., Singh, M., Karampudi, N.B., Bridges, D.F., Kitazumi, A., Wu, V.C., De Los Reyes, B.G. 2020. Xenobiotic Effects of Chlorine Dioxide to Escherichia coli O157:H7 on non-host tomato environment revealed by transcriptional network modeling: implications to adaptation and selection. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11:1122. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01122.
Xenobiotic Effects of Chlorine Dioxide to Escherichia coli O157:H7 on non-host tomato environment revealed by transcriptional network modeling: implications to adaptation and selection Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shu, X., Singh, M., Bhushana, N.B., Bridges, D.F., Kitazumi, A., Wu, V.C., De Los Reyes, B.G. 2020. Xenobiotic Effects of Chlorine Dioxide to Escherichia coli O157:H7 on non-host tomato environment revealed by transcriptional network modeling: implications to adaptation and selection. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11:1122. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01122.
Integrity of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 cell wall and membranes after chlorine dioxide treatment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bridges, David F., Alison Lacombe, and Vivian C. H. Wu. (2020). "Integrity of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 Cell Wall and Membranes after Chlorine Dioxide Treatment". Frontiers in Microbiology 11:888. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00888
Strain specific response of Escherichia coli biofilms to chlorine dioxide - (Abstract Only)
Characterization of three lytic bacteriophages as an antimicrobial agent for biocontrol of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O145 - (Abstract Only)
A lytic bacteriophage isolated from non-animal origin has better biocontrol features than a bacteriophage isolated from bovine feces to control Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 - (Abstract Only)
Is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O45 no longer a food safety threat? The danger is still out there - (Abstract Only)
Zhang, Y., Liao, Y., Salvador, A., Sun, X., Wu, V.C. 2020. Is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O45 no longer a food safety threat? The danger is still out there [abstract]. Meeting Abstract.
Modeling the efficacy of gaseous chlorine dioxide against Listeria on apple surfaces - (Abstract Only)
Guan, J., Lacombe, A.C., Tang, J., Bridges, D.F., Rane, B., Sablani, S., Wu, V.C. 2020. Modeling the efficacy of gaseous chlorine dioxide against Listeria on apple surfaces [abstract]. Meeting Abstract.
Investigating the whole-genome sequences of a new locus of enterocyte effacement-positive Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain isolated from river water Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Liao, Y., Salvador, A., Sun, X., Wu, V.C. 2020. Investigating the whole-genome sequences of a new locus of enterocyte effacement-positive Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain isolated from river water. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(12):e00112-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00112-20.
Scale-up model of forced air integrated gaseous chlorine dioxide for the decontamination of lowbush blueberries Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lacombe, A.C., Antosch, J.G., Wu, V.C.H. 2020. Scale-up model of forced air integrated gaseous chlorine dioxide for the decontamination of lowbush blueberries. Journal of Food Safety: e12.
Genomic characterization and potential pathogenetic analysis of Shiga toxin-converting bacteriophages induced from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains. - (Abstract Only)
Prediction, diversity, and genomic analysis of temperate phages induced from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Liao, Y., Salvador, A., Sun, X., Wu, V.C. 2020. Prediction, diversity, and genomic analysis of temperate phages induced from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:e3093. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.03093.
Phage therapy for controlling Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O103 using lytic bacteriophages - (Abstract Only)
Preservation of spinach by isochoric (constant volume) freezing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Sinrod, A., Dao, L.T., Takeoka, G.R., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Bridges, D.F., Powell-Palm, M., Ukpai, G., Chiou, B., Wu, V.C., Rubinsky, B., McHugh, T.H. 2019. Preservation of spinach by isochoric (constant volume) freezing. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 55(5):2141–2151. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.14463.
Antimicrobial effects and membrane damage mechanism of blueberry(Vaccinium corymbosum L.) extract against Vibrio parahaemolyticus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X., Hao, L., Xie, Q., Lan, W., Zhao, Y., Pan, Y., Wu, V.C. 2019. Antimicrobial effects and membrane damage mechanism of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) extract against Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Food Control. 111:107020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.107020.
In-situ generation of chlorine dioxide for decontamination of whole cantaloupes and sprout seeds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tan, J., Hwang, C., Huang, L., Wu, V.C., Hsiap, H. 2020. In-situ generation of chlorine dioxide for decontamination of whole cantaloupes and sprout seeds. Journal of Food Protection. 83:287-284. https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-19-434.
Feasibility and efficacy of using gaseous chlorine dioxide generated by sodium chlorite-acid reaction for pilot-scale decontamination of foodborne pathogens on produce Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chai, H., Hwang, C., Huang, L., Wu, V.C., Sheen, L. 2019. Feasibility and efficacy of using gaseous chlorine dioxide generated by sodium chlorite-acid reaction for pilot-scale decontamination of foodborne pathogens on produce. Food Control. 108:106839. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.106839.
Complete genome sequence of a Shiga toxin-converting bacteriophage, Escherichia phage Lys12581Vzw, induced from an outbreak Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, Y., Liao, Y., Salvador, A., Sun, X., Wu, V.C. 2019. Complete genome sequence of a Shiga toxin-converting bacteriophage, Escherichia phage Lys12581Vzw, induced from an outbreak Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strain. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8:e00793-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00793-19.
Complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli phage vB_EcoM Sa157lw, isolated from surface water collected in Salinas, California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, F., Liao, Y., Li, R.W., Wu, V.C. 2019. Complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli phage vB_EcoM Sa157lw, isolated from surface water collected in Salinas, California. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8:e00718-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00718-19.
Genome sequence of a T4-like phage, Escherichia phage vB_EcoM-Sa45lw, infecting Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liao, Y., Zhang, Y., Salvador, A., Wu, V.C. 2019. Genome sequence of a T4-like phage, Escherichia phage vB_EcoM-Sa45lw, infecting Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8:e00804-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00804-19.
Malvidin 3-glucoside modulated gut microbial dysbiosis and global metabolome disrupted in a murine colitis model induced by dextran sulfate sodium Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, F., Wang, T.T., Tang, Q., Xue, C., Li, R.W., Wu, V.C. 2019. Malvidin 3-glucoside modulated gut microbial dysbiosis and global metabolome disrupted in a murine colitis model induced by dextran sulfate sodium. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 1900455:1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/mnfr.201900455.
Characterization of a lytic bacteriophage as an antimicrobial agent for biocontrol of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O145 strains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liao, Y., Salvador, A., Harden, L.A., Liu, F., Lavenburg, V.M., Li, R.W., Wu, V.C. 2019. Characterization of a lytic bacteriophage as an antimicrobial agent for biocontrol of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O145 strains. Antibiotics. 8(2):74. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics8020074.
Diverse Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli-specific bacteriophages exist in goat feces and the surrounding environments on an organic, produce-growing farm in Northern California, USA - (Abstract Only)
The Prevalence of Bacteriophages Lytic against Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and its Correlation with STEC Bacterial Hosts in an Organic Farm - (Abstract Only)
Simultaneous colorimetric detection of a variety of Salmonella spp. in food and environmental samples by optical biosensing using oligonucleotide-gold nanoparticles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Quintela, I.A., De Los Reyes, B.G., Lin, C., Wu, V.C. 2019. Simultaneous colorimetric detection of a variety of Salmonella spp. in food and environmental samples by optical biosensing using oligonucleotide-gold nanoparticles. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:1138. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01138.
Implementation of Fluorescent Assays to Measure Membrane Damage to Escherichia coli O157:H7 after Exposure to Chlorine Dioxide - (Abstract Only)
Identifying nonpathogenic Salmonella surrogates for industrial scale treatment of almonds using gaseous chlorine dioxide - (Abstract Only)
Identification of Nonpathogenic Surrogate Bacteria Applicable for Industrial-Scale Gaseous Chlorine Dioxide Treatment on Baby Carrots - (Abstract Only)
Synergistic effect of back-to-back treatment with two different low-dosage antimicrobial washes in combination with frozen storage increases Salmonella Typhimurium and Listeria monocytogenes reduction on wild blueberries Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tadepalli, S., Bridges, D.F., Anderson, R., Zhang, R., Wu, V.C. 2019. Synergistic effect of back-to-back treatment with two different low-dosage antimicrobial washes in combination with frozen storage increases Salmonella Typhimurium and Listeria monocytogenes reduction on wild blueberries. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 102: 87-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.03.013.
Discovery of novel shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)- specific bacteriophages from non-fecal composts using genomic characterization Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liao, Y., Sun, X., Quintela, I.A., Bridges, D.F., Liu, F., Zhang, Y., Salvador, A., Wu, V.C. 2019. Discovery of novel shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)- specific bacteriophages from non-fecal composts using genomic characterization. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10:627. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00627.
Genomic Characterization of a T4-Like Bacteriophage Isolated from Surface Water in a Produce-Growing Area in Salinas, California as a Potential Biocontrol Agent for Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli - (Abstract Only)
Characterization of a Lytic Bacteriophage as an Antimicrobial Agent for Biocontrol of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O145 Strains - (Abstract Only)
Complete genome sequence of a lytic T7-like phage, Escherichia phage vB_EcoP-Ro45lw, isolated from non-fecal compost samples Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liao, Y., Liu, F., Wu, V.C. 2019. Complete genome sequence of a lytic T7-like phage, Escherichia phage vB_EcoP-Ro45lw, isolated from non-fecal compost samples. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8:e00036-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00036-19.
Effects of lyophilization on the stability of bacteriophages against different serogroups of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli - (Abstract Only)
Prediction, diversity, and genomic analysis of temperate phages induced from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli - (Abstract Only)
Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella Typhimurium on blueberries through brief-exposure to antimicrobial solutions coupled with freezing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bridges, D.F., Tadepalli, S., Anderson, R., Zhang, R., Wu, V.C. 2019. Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella Typhimurium on blueberries through brief-exposure to antimicrobial solutions coupled with freezing. Journal of Food Protection. 82(6):926-930. https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-18-433.
Kinetic analysis and dynamic prediction of growth of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in raw white shrimp at refrigerated and abuse temperature Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, Y., Hwang, C., Wu, V.C., Huang, L., Hsiao, H. 2019. Kinetic analysis and dynamic prediction of growth of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in raw white shrimp at refrigerated and abuse temperature. Food Control. 100:204-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.01.013.
Preservation of sweet cherry by isochoric (constant volume) freezing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Sinrod, A., Powell-Palm, M., Dao, L.T., Takeoka, G.R., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Ukpai, G., Aruda, J., Bridges, D.F., Wu, V.C., Rubinsky, B., McHugh, T.H. 2018. Preservation of sweet cherry by isochoric (constant volume) freezing. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. 52:108-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2018.10.016.
Preservation of sweet cherry by isochoric (constant volume) freezing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Sinrod, A., Powell-Palm, M., Dao, L.T., Takeoka, G.R., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Ukpai, G., Aruda, J., Bridges, D.F., Wu, V.C., Rubinsky, B., McHugh, T.H. 2018. Preservation of sweet cherry by isochoric (constant volume) freezing. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies. 52:108-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2018.10.016.
Complete genome sequence of Escherichia Phage vB_EcoM-Pr121LW isolated from soil in an organic farm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liao, Y., Liu, F., Wu, V.C. 2018. Complete genome sequence of Escherichia Phage vB_EcoM-Pr121LW isolated from soil in an organic farm. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7:e01236-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01236-18.
Gaseous chlorine dioxide maintained the sensory and nutritional zuality of grape tomatoes and reduced populations of salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, L., Sokorai, K.J., Wu, V.C., Fan, X. 2018. Gaseous chlorine dioxide maintained the sensory and nutritional zuality of grape tomatoes and reduced populations of salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium. Food Control. 96:299-309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.09.023.
Antibacterial effect and mechanism of anthocyanin rich Chinese wild blueberry extract on various foodborne pathogens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, X., Zhou, T., Wei, C., Lan, W., Zhao, Y., Pan, Y., Wu, V.C. 2018. Antibacterial effect and mechanism of anthocyanin rich Chinese wild blueberry extract on various foodborne pathogens. Food Control. 94:155-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.07.012.
Gaseous chlorine dioxide for post-harvest treatment of produce ()
Bridges, D.F., Wu, V.C. 2018. Gaseous chlorine dioxide for post-harvest treatment of produce. Book Chapter. Editor: M.W. Siddiqui. Elsevier Ltd, Academic Press, Oxford, GB. Ch. 13. pp 243-252.
Complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli Phage vB_EcoS Sa179lw isolated from surface water in a produce-growing area in northern california Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liao, Y., Liu, F., Sun, X., Li, R.W., Wu, V.C. 2018. Complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli Phage vB_EcoS Sa179lw isolated from surface water in a produce-growing area in northern California. Genome Announcements. 6(27):e00337-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00337-18.
The effectiveness of closed-circulation gaseous chlorine dioxide or ozone treatment against bacterial pathogens on produce food control Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bridges, D.F., Rane, B., Wu, V.C. 2018. The effectiveness of closed-circulation gaseous chlorine dioxide or ozone treatment against bacterial pathogens on produce food control. Food Control. 91(2018):261-267. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.04.004.
Antimicrobial carvacrol in solution blow-spun fish-skin gelatin nanofibers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, F., Saricaoglu, F., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Bridges, D.F., Takeoka, G.R., Wu, V.C., Chiou, B., Wood, D.F., Mchugh, T.H., Zhong, F. 2018. Antimicrobial carvacrol in solution blow-spun fish-skin gelatin nanofibers. Journal of Food Science. 83(4):984-991. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.14076.
Isolation of bacteriophages against non-O157 and O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) from composting of non-fecal materials and the potential impact on produce safety - (Abstract Only)
Prevalence and molecular typing of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from seafood in Shanghai using multilocus sequence typing (MLST) - (Abstract Only)
Characterization of free lytic bacteriophages isolated from compost against O145 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) as a potential biocontrol agent - (Abstract Only)
Identification of novel bacteriophage peptides using a combination of gene sequence LC-MS-MS analysis and BLASTP - (Abstract Only)
Effectiveness of different antimicrobial washes combined with freezing against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes inoculated on blueberries Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tadepalli, S., Bridges, D.F., Driver, R., Wu, V.C. 2018. Effectiveness of different antimicrobial washes combined with freezing against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes inoculated on blueberries. Food Microbiology. 74:34-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2018.02.018.
Preparation of fish skin gelatin-based nanofibers incorporating cinnamaldehyde by solution blow spinning Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, F., Saricaoglu, F., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Bridges, D.F., Takeoka, G.R., Wu, V.C., Chiou, B., Wood, D.F., McHugh, T.H., Zhong, F. 2018. Preparation of fish skin gelatin-based nanofibers incorporating cinnamaldehyde by solution blow spinning. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19(2):618. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19020618
Investigation of prevalence of free Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-specific bacteriophages and the correlation with STEC bacterial hosts in produce-growing area in Salinas, California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liao, Y., Quintela, I., Nguyen, K.M., Salvador, A., Cooley, M.B., Wu, V.C. 2018. Investigation of prevalence of free Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-specific bacteriophages and the correlation with STEC bacterial hosts in produce-growing area in Salinas, California. PLoS One. 13(1):e0190534. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190534.
The risk of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections associated with consumption of raw oysters as affected by processing and distribution conditions in Taiwan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, Y., Hwang, C., Huang, L., Wu, V.C., Hsiao, H. 2017. The risk of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections associated with consumption of raw oysters as affected by processing and distribution conditions in Taiwan. Food Control. 86:101-109.
Inhibition of Tulane Virus replication via exposure to lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) fractional components - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bridges, D., Beard, A., Lacombe, A., Valentine, D.C., Tadepalli, S., Wu, V.C. 2017. Inhibition of Tulane Virus replication via exposure to lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) fractional components. Journal of Berry Research. 7(4):281-289. doi:10.3233/JBR-170164.
Biotinylation of environmentally isolated Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) – specific bacteriophages for biosensor and biocontrol applications - (Abstract Only)
Disruption the Outer Membrane of Enteropathogenic and Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli using Proanthocyanidins - (Abstract Only)
Prevalence and Molecular Typing of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (tdh+) isolated from seafood using PCR-based methods - (Abstract Only)
Investigation of environmental factors on the prevalence of free bacteriophages against Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains in produce pre-harvest environment in Salinas, California - (Abstract Only)
Antibacterial characteristics of anthocyanins extracted from wild blueberries against foodborne pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Investigation of environmental factors on the prevalence of free bacteriophages against Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains in produce pre-harvest environment in Salinas, California - (Proceedings)
Liao, Y., Quintela, I., Nguyen, K.M., Salvador, A., Cooley, M.B., Wu, V.C. 2017. Investigation of environmental factors on the prevalence of free bacteriophages against Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli strains in produce pre-harvest environment in Salinas, California. Meeting Proceedings. 2017 USDA-ARS/FSIS Annual Food Safety Meeting. NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV. Section Z, P13.
Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages as potential agents against Shiga toxin – producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains - (Proceedings)
Quintela, I.A., Liao, Y., Valentine, D., Zhang, R., Anderson, G., Delos Reyes, B.G., Nguyen, K.M., Wu, V.C. 2017. Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages as potential agents against Shiga toxin – producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains. Meeting Proceedings. . 2017 USDA-ARS/FSIS Annual Food Safety Meeting. NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV. Section Z, P12.
Overcoming the challenges of safely quantifying and distinguishing among Shiga toxins in complex media and human serum - (Abstract Only)
Silva, C.J., Erickson-Beltran, M.L., Skinner, C.B., Patfield, S.A., He, X., Wu, V.C. 2017. Overcoming the challenges of safely quantifying and distinguishing among Shiga toxins in complex media and human serum. Meeting Abstract. Poster. ARS-FSIS 2017 meeting.
Salmonella spp. dynamics in wild blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, V.C., Drummond, F., Tadepalli, S., Camire, M., Davis-Dentici, K., Bushway, A., Yarborough, D.E. 2017. Salmonella spp. dynamics in wild blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton. World Journal of Microbiology. 4(1):64-71.
Simultaneous direct detection of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains by gold nanoparticle optical sensing - (Abstract Only)
The Potential of Berries to Serve as Selective Inhibitors of Pathogens and Promoters of Beneficial Microorganisms ()
Lacombe, A., Wu, V.C. 2017. The Potential of Berries to Serve as Selective Inhibitors of Pathogens and Promoters of Beneficial Microorganisms. Food Quality and Safety. 1(1):3-12. doi:10.1093/fqs/fyx001.
In-situ generation of chlorine dioxide for surface decontamination of produce - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hwang, C., Huang, L., Wu, V.C. 2017. In-situ generation of chlorine dioxide for surface decontamination of produce. Journal of Food Protection. 80(4):567-572.
Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lacombe, A.C., Beard, A., Hwang, C., Hill, D., Fan, X., Huang, L., Yoo, B.K., Niemira, B.A., Gurtler, J., Wu, V.C. 2016. Inactivation of Toxoplasma gondii on blueberries using low dose irradiation without affecting quality. Food Control. 73(2017):981-985.
Detecting and discriminating among Shiga toxins - (Abstract Only)
Silva, C.J., Erickson-Beltran, M.L., Skinner, C.B., Patfield, S.A., He, X., Wu, V.C. 2016. Detecting and discriminating among Shiga toxins. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b00379.
Safe, rapid, and sensitive method of quantitating and distinguishing among Shiga toxins in complex media and human serum - (Abstract Only)
Wu, V.C., Silva, C.J., Erickson-Beltran, M.L., Skinner, C.B., Patfield, S.A., He, X. 2016. Safe, rapid, and sensitive method of quantitating and distinguishing among Shiga toxins in complex media and human serum. ARS Food Safety and Inspection Service Research Workshop. ARS-FSIS.