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Yen-Te Liao
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (510) 559-6053
Fax: (510) 559-6162
Room 3106

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PSM
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA 94710

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
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.
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.
Food safety lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic Reprint Icon ()
Lacombe, A.C., Quintela, I.A., Liao, Y., Wu, V.C. 2020. Food safety lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Food Safety. 41:2. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfs.12878.
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 six 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.
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.
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.
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)
Characterization of three lytic bacteriophages as an antimicrobial agent for biocontrol of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O145 - (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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.