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Sui Sheng Tzeng Hua (Sylvia)
Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research
Plant Physiologist

Phone: (510) 559-5905
Fax: (510) 559-5777
Room 1119

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-FTDP
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY , CA 94710
Projects
Biocontrol Interventions for High-Value Agricultural Commodities
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430817
Genomics and Transcriptomics Investigation of Atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus for Biocontrol of Aflatoxin in High-Value Crops
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431618
Field Evaluation of Biocontrol Agent and Novel Application of Antimicrobial Edible Film in Postharvest Storage for Reducing Aflatoxin in Food
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427592

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Transcriptional regulation of aflatoxin biosynthesis and conidiation in Aspergillus flavus by Wickerhamomyces anomalus WRL-076 for reduction of aflatoxin contamination -
Hua, S.T., Sarreal, S.L., Chang, P., Yu, J. 2019. Transcriptional regulation of aflatoxin biosynthesis and conidiation in Aspergillus flavus by Wickerhamomyces anomalus WRL-076 for reduction of aflatoxin contamination. Toxins. 11(2):81. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins11020081.
Biocontrol strain Aspergillus flavus WRRL 1519 has differences in chromosomal organization and an increased number of transposon-like elements compared to other strains -
Pennerman, K.K., Gonzalez, J., Chenoweth, L.F., Bennett, J.W., Yin, G., Hua, S.T. 2018. Biocontrol strain Aspergillus flavus WRRL 1519 has differences in chromosomal organization and an increased number of transposon-like elements compared to other strains. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00438-018-1474-x.
Genome sequence and comparative analyses of atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus WRRL 1519 -
Yin, G., Hua, S.T., Pennerman, K.K., Yu, J., Bu, L., Sayre, R.T., Bennett, J. 2018. Genome sequence and comparative analyses of atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus WRRL 1519. Mycologia. 110(3):482-493. https://doi.org/10.1080/00275514.2018.1468201.
Development of a droplet digital PCR assay for population analysis of aflatoxigenic and atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus mixtures in soil -
Hua, S.T., Palumbo, J.D., Parfitt, D., Sarreal, S.L., O'Keeffe, T.L. 2018. Development of a droplet digital PCR assay for population analysis of aflatoxigenic and atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus mixtures in soil. Mycotoxin Research. 34(3):187-194. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12550-018-0313-6.
First report of an atypical new Aspergillus parasiticus isolates with nucleotide insertion in aflR gene resembling to A. sojae -
Hua, S.T., Parfitt, D.E., Sarreal, S.L., Lee, B.G., Wood, D.F. 2018. First report of an atypical new Aspergillus parasiticus isolates with nucleotide insertion in aflR gene resembling to A. sojae. Mycotoxin Research. 34(2):151-157. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12550-018-0309-2.
Nondestructive detection of zebra chip disease in potatoes using near-infrared spectroscopy -
Liang, P., Haff, R.P., Hua, S.T., Munyaneza, J.E., Yilmaz, M.T., Sarreal, S.L. 2017. Nondestructive detection of zebra chip disease in potatoes using near-infrared spectroscopy. Biosystems Engineering. 166:161-169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2017.11.019.
Characterization of blue mold Penicillium species isolated from stored fruits using multiple highly conserved loci -
Yin, G., Zhang, Y., Pennerman, K.K., Wu, G., Hua, S.T., Yu, J., Jurick II, W.M., Guo, A., Bennett, J.W. 2017. Characterization of blue mold Penicillium species isolated from stored fruits using multiple highly conserved loci. The Journal of Fungi. 3(1):12. doi:10.3390/jof3010012.
Genome sequencing and analyses of the postharvest fungus Penicillium expansum R21 -
Yin, G., Zhang, Y., Hua, S.T., Yu, J., Bu, L., Pennerman, K.K., Huang, Q., Guo, A., Bennett, J.W. 2017. Genome sequencing and analyses of the postharvest fungus Penicillium expansum R21. Genome Announcements. 5:e01516-16 https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01516-16.
Transcriptomic responses of the biocontrol yeast Pichia anomala to aflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus -
Hua, S.T. 2016. Transcriptomic responses of the biocontrol yeast Pichia anomala to aflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus. IOBC/WPRS Bullentin. 117:41-44
Mycotoxins -
Hua, S.T., Chang, P., Palumbo, J.D. 2017. Mycotoxins. In: Witczak, A., Sikorski, Z., editors. Toxins and Other Harmful Compounds in Foods. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 153-168.
Atypical Aspergillus parasiticus isolates from pistachio with aflR gene nucleotide insertion identical to Aspergillus sojae -
Hua, S.T., Parfitt, D.E. 2016. Atypical Aspergillus parasiticus isolates from pistachio with aflR gene nucleotide insertion identical to Aspergillus sojae. Meeting Abstract. https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiv/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/20635.
Regulation of aflatoxin biosynthesis and branched-chain amino acids metabolism in Aspergillus flavus by 2-phenylethanol reveal biocontrol mechanism of Pichia anomala -
Hua, S.T., Chang, P., Beck, J.J., Li, R.W. 2016. Regulation of aflatoxin biosynthesis and branched-chain amino acids metabolism in Aspergillus flavus by 2-phenylethanol reveal biocontrol mechanism of Pichia anomala. Meeting Abstract. https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiv/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/21990.
The effect of 2-phenylethanol treatment on Aspergillus flavus transcriptome -
Chang, P-K., Hua, S.T., Sarreal, S.L., Scharfenstein, L.L., Li, R.W. 2015. The effect of 2-phenylethanol treatment on Aspergillus flavus transcriptome. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Accession: SRP056528.
Intracellular trehalose and sorbitol synergistically promoting cell viability of a biocontrol yeast Pichia anomala for aflatoxin reduction Reprint Icon -
Hua, S.T., Hernlem, B.J., Yokoyama, W.H., Sarreal, S.L. 2015. Intracellular trehalose and sorbitol synergistically promoting cell viability of a biocontrol yeast Pichia anomala for aflatoxin reduction. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. doi: 10.1007/s11274-015-1824-3..
High sequence variations in the region containing genes encoding a cellular morphogenesis protein and the repressor of sexual development help to reveal origins of Aspergillus oryzae Reprint Icon -
Chang, P.-K., Scharfenstein, L.L., Solorzano, C.D., Abbas, H.K., Hua, S.-S. T., Jones, W.A., Zablotowicz, R.M. 2015. High sequence variations in the region containing genes encoding a cellular morphogenesis protein and the repressor of sexual development help to reveal origins of Aspergillus oryzae. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 200:66-71.
Biocontrol of Aspergillus flavus: Strategy to obtain effective biocontrol yeast and molecular mechanisms -
Hua, S.T. 2016. Biocontrol of Aspergillus flavus: Strategy to obtain effective biocontrol yeast and molecular mechanisms. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin (Abstract for Conference Proceedings). 115:23-29.
The major volatile compound 2-phenylethanol from the biocontrol yeast Pichia anomala inhibits growth and expression of aflatoxin biosynthetic genes of Aspergillus flavus Reprint Icon -
Hua, S.T., Beck, J.J., Sarreal, S.L., Gee, W.S. 2014. The major volatile compound 2-phenylethanol from the biocontrol yeast Pichia anomala inhibits growth and expression of aflatoxin biosynthetic genes of Aspergillus flavus. Mycotoxin Research. 30(2):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 -
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.
Biocontrol of Aspergillus flavus by Pichia anomala -
Hua, S.T. 2013. Biocontrol of Aspergillus flavus by Pichia anomala. In: Mendez-Vilas, A., editor. Microbial Pathogens and Strategies for Combating Them: Science Technology and Education. Vol. 2. Spain. Formatex Research Center. p 1067-1072.
Liquid formulations sustaining the viability of a superior yeast strain Pichia anomala WRL-076 for mycotoxin control -
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].
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) -
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].
High sensitive and throughput screening of Aflatoxin using MALDI-TOF-TOF-PSD-MS/MS -
Hua, S.T., Woo, N., Sultan, O., Fagerquist, C.K. 2012. High sensitive and throughput screening of Aflatoxin using MALDI-TOF-TOF-PSD-MS/MS. Meeting Abstract. [abstract].
Characterization of toxigenic and atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus isolates from pistachio -
Hua, S.T., Mcalpin, C.E., Chang, P., Sarreal, S.L. 2012. Characterization of toxigenic and atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus isolates from pistachio. Mycotoxin Research. Vol 28:67-75.
Antimicrobial volatile essential oils in edible films for food safety -
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Hua, S.T., Mchugh, T.H. 2011. Antimicrobial volatile essential oils in edible films for food safety. In: Science against Microbial Pathogens: Communicating Current Research and Technological Advances. Badajoh, Spain: Formatex. p. 1124-1134.
Novel approach to inhibit the growth of Aspergilus flavus and aflatoxin production by essential oil edible film -
Fluorescent viability stains to probe the metabolic status of aflatoxigenic fungus in dual culture of Aspergillus flavus and Pichia anomala -
Hua, S.T., Brandl, M., Hernlem, B.J., Eng, J.G., Sarreal, S.L. 2011. Fluorescent viability stains to probe the metabolic status of aflatoxigenic fungus in dual culture of Aspergillus flavus and Pichia anomala. Mycopathologia. 171(2):133-138.
Experiments with Biocontrol of Alternaria alternata -
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 -
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.
Dual fluorochrome flow cytometric assessment of yeast viability -
Hernlem, B.J., Hua, S.T. 2010. Dual fluorochrome flow cytometric assessment of yeast viability. Current Microbiology. 61:57-63.
Biological activity and property of a biopesticide, Pichia anomala -
Influence of Gene Expression on Variable Aflatoxin Production by Different Strains of Aspergillus flavus -
Molecular Technique to Fingerprint Aspergillus flavus Causing Aflatoxin Contamination in Food -
Hua, S.T. 2009. Molecular Technique to Fingerprint Aspergillus flavus Causing Aflatoxin Contamination in Food. U.S. Pistachio Industry.
Reduction of Aflatoxin in Pistachio Through Biological Control of Aspergillus flavus -
Hua, S.T. 2009. Reduction of Aflatoxin in Pistachio Through Biological Control of Aspergillus flavus. U.S. Pistachio Industry.
Innoculation of Almond Rootstock with Symbiotic Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi -
Hua, S.T., Browne, G.T., Ledbetter, C.A. 2008. Innoculation of Almond Rootstock with Symbiotic Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. Almond Industry 2008 Conference Proceedings. p.91-94.
Innoculation of Almond Rootstock with Symbiotic Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi -
Hua, S.T., Browne, G.T., Ledbetter, C.A. 2007. Innoculation of Almond Rootstock with Symbiotic Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. Meeting Proceedings.
Efficacy of Pichia anomala WLR-076 to control aflatoxin on corn in Texas, 2005 -
Isakeit, T., Betran, F.C., Odvody, G., Hua, S.T. 2007. Efficacy of Pichia anomala WLR-076 to control aflatoxin on corn in Texas, 2005. Plant Disease Management Reports. 1. Available: http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/pub/trial/PDMR/volume1/sections/FC.asp.
Characterization of AFLAV, a Tfl/Sushi retrotransposon from Aspergillus flavus -
Hua, S.T., Tarun, A.S., Pandey, S.N., Chang, L.Y., Chang, P. 2007. Characterization of AFLAV, a Tfl/Sushi retrotransposon from Aspergillus flavus. Mycopathologia. 163(2):97-104.
Nonaflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus TX9-8 Competitively Prevents Aflatoxin Production by A. flavus Isolates of Large and Small Sclerotial Morphotypes -
Chang, P., Hua, S.T. 2007. Nonaflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus TX9-8 competitively prevents aflatoxin production by A. flavus isolates of large and small sclerotial morphotypes. In: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Multi-Crop Aflatoxin Elimination Workshop, October 16-20, 2006, Fort Worth, Texas. p. 84.
Molasses Supplementation Promotes Conidiation but Suppresses Aflatoxin Production by Small Sclerotial Aspergillus flavus -
Chang, P.-K., Hua, S.T. 2007. Molasses Supplementation Promotes Conidiation but Suppresses Aflatoxin Production by Small Sclerotial Aspergillus flavus. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 44(2):131-137.
Environmental Adaptation of Pichia anomala WRS-076 as an Effective Biocontrol Agent for Pre-harvest Application -
Nonaflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus TX9-8 Competitively Prevents Aflatoxin Accumulation by A. flavus Isolates of Large and Small Sclerotial Morphotypes -
Chang, P.-K., Hua, S.S.T. 2007. Nonaflatoxigenic Aspergillus flavus TX9-8 Competitively Prevents Aflatoxin Accumulation by A. flavus Isolates of Large and Small Sclerotial Morphotypes. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 114:275-279.
EVALUATION OF A BIOPESTICIDE, PICHIA ANOMALA WRL-076 TO CONTROL ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS IN A COMMERCIAL ORCHARD -
Hua, S.T., Parfitt, D.E., Brent, H.A. Evaluation of a biopesticide, pichia anomala wrl-076 to control aspergillus flavus in a commercial orchard. Biological Control Symposium Proceedings.
PREVENTION OF FUNGAL COLONIZATION AND GROWTH ON WOUNDS OF ALMOND NUT-FRUITS BY A BIOCONTROL YEAST IN ORCHARD -
Hua, S.T. 2006. Prevention of fungal colonization and growth on wounds of almond nut-fruits by a biocontrol yeast in orchard. Nickels Soil Laboratory in Cooperation with The University of California, Extension Reports.
EVALUATION OF A BIOPESTICIDE, PICHIA ANOMALA TO CONTROL ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS FOR REDUCING AFLATOXIN IN PISTACHIO -
Hua, S.T. 2006. Evaluation of a biopesticide, pichia anomala to control aspergillus flavus for reducing aflatoxin in pistachio. Extension Reports.
CLADAL RELATEDNESS AMONG ASPERGILLUS ORYZAE ISOLATES AND ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS S AND L MORPHOTYPE ISOLATES -
Chang, P.-K., Ehrlich, K., Hua, S.T. 2006. Cladal relatedness among Aspergillus oryzae isolates and Aspergillus flavus S and L morphotype isolates. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 108:172-177.
POPULATION OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS ON PISTACHIO BUDS AND FLOWERS -
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.
PROGRESS IN PREVENTION OF AFLATOXIN CONTAMINATION IN FOOD BY PREHARVEST APPLICATION OF A YEAST STRAIN, PICHIA ANOMALA WRL-076 -
Hua, S. S. 2006. Progress in prevention of aflatoxin contamination in food by preharvest application of a yeast strain, pichia anomala wrl-07. In: Mendez-Vilas, A., editor. Modern Multidisciplinary Applied Microbiology: Exploiting Microbes and Their Interactions. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag. p. 323-327.
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS BY PICHIA ANOMALA -
COMPARISON OF TWO POPULATIONS OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS AND ASPERGILLUS PARASITICUS ISOLATED FIVE YEARS APART IN A CALIFORNIA ORCHARD -
CHARACTERISTICS OF A RETROTRANSPOSON FROM ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS -
EFFECT OF SPACING AND TIMING ON THE BIOCOMPETITIVENESS OF ATOXIGENIC ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS AGAINST TOXIGENIC STRAINS -
PREVENTION OF FUNGAL COLONIZATION ON WOUNDS OF ALMOND AND PISTACHIO NUT-FRUITS BY YEAST IN ORCHARDS -
IDENTIFICATION OF FUNGAL AND YEAST ISOLATES BY ANALYSIS OF NUCLEAR LARGE SUBUNIT(26S) RIBOSOMAL DNA SEQUENCES -
FIELD TESTS OF A BIOCONTROL YEAST IN PISTACHIO ORCHARDS -
APPLICATION OF A YEAST, PICHIA ANOMALA STRAIN WRL-076 TO CONTROL ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS FOR REDUCING AFLATOXIN IN PISTACHIO AND ALMOND -
Hua, S.T. 2005. Application of a yeast, pichia anomala strain WRL-076 to control aspergillus flavus for reducing aflatoxin in pistachio and almond. Proceedings, IOBC.
FIELD ASSESSMENT OF AN EFFECTIVE YEAST STRAIN TO CONTROL AFLATOXIN-PRODUCING FUNGUS, ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS -
Hua, S.T. 2004. Field assessment of an effective yeast strain to control aflatoxin-producing fungus, aspergillus flavus [abstract]. California Conference of Biological Control. p. 154-157.
REDUCTION OF AFLATOXIN IN PISTACHIO THROUGH BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS -
Hua, S.T. 2004. Reduction of aflatoxin in pistachio through biological control of aspergillus flavus. Extension Reports. California Pistachio Commision Production Research Reports. p. 212-220.
BIOCONTROL OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS BY SAPROPHYTIC YEAST: PROGRESS FROM LABORATORY BIOASSAY TO FIELD TRIAL -
Hua, S.T. 2003. Biocontrol of aspergillus flavus by saprophytic yeast: progress from laboratory bioassay to field trial [abstract]. Aflatoxin Workshop. p. 75.
APPLICATION OF YEAST IN THE FIELD FOR BIOCONTROL OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS -
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.
PARTIAL RETROTRANSPOSON-LIKE DNA SEQUENCE IN THE GENOMIC CLONE OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS, PAF28 -
Okubara, P.A., Tibbot, B.K., Tarun, A.S., Mcalpin, C.E., Hua, S.T. Partial retrotransposon-like dna sequence in the genomic clone of aspergillus flavus, PAF28. Mycological Research. v.107. p. 841-846. 2003.
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