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Emma Yee
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Biological Science Lab Technician (Microbiology)

Phone: (510) 559-5648
Fax: (510) 559-6162
Room WAB408

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.)
Identification of colonies of cultured shellfish-associated Arcobacter species by elastic light scatter analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
On, S.L., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Sturgis, J., Patsekin, V., Lindsay, J.A., Robinson, J.P. 2021. Discrimination of shellfish-associated Arcobacter species by Elastic Light Scatter analysis. Current Research in Microbial Science. 2. Article 100033. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crmicr.2021.100033.
Search for Campylobacter reveals high prevalence and pronounced genetic diversity of Arcobacter butzleri in floodwater samples associated with Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niedermeyer, J., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Harris, A., Emanuel, R., Jass, T., Nelson, N., Kathariou, S. 2020. Search for Campylobacter reveals high prevalence and pronounced genetic diversity of Arcobacter butzleri in floodwater samples associated with Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, USA. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 86:20. https://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/AEM.01118-20.
Complete genome sequencing of four Arcobacter species reveals a diverse suite of mobile elements Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2020. Complete genome sequencing of four Arcobacter species reveals a diverse suite of mobile elements. Genome Biology and Evolution. 12(2):3850–3856. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evaa014.
Complete genome sequences of the Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis, Campylobacter lari subsp. concheus, Campylobacter sputorum bv. sputorum, and Campylobacter volucris Type Strains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E. 2019. Complete genome sequences of the Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis, Campylobacter lari subsp. concheus, Campylobacter sputorum bv. sputorum, and Campylobacter volucris Type Strains. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8(45):e01157-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01157-19.
Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter canalis type strain LMG 29148 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Chapman, M.H. 2019. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter canalis type strain LMG 29148. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8(44):e01156-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01156-19.
Complete genome sequences of the Arcobacter cryaerophilus strains ATCC 43158T and ATCC 49615 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequences of the Arcobacter cryaerophilus strains ATCC 43158T and ATCC 49615. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(20):e01463-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01463-18.
Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter skirrowii type strain LMG 6621 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter skirrowii type strain LMG 6621. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(17):e01308-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01308-18.
Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter suis type strain LMG 26152 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter suis type strain LMG 26152. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(17):e01307-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01307-18.
Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter marinus type strain JCM 15502 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Huynh, S., Parker, C. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter marinus type strain JCM 15502. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(16):e01269-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01269-18.
Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter ellisii type strain LMG 26155 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter ellisii type strain LMG 26155. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(16):e01268-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01268-18.
Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter molluscorum type strain LMG 25693 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter molluscorum type strain LMG 25693. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(16):e01293-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01293-18.
Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter halophilus type strain CCUG 53805 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter halophilus type strain CCUG 53805. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(14):e01077-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01077-18.
Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter trophiarum type strain LMG 25534 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter trophiarum type strain LMG 25534. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(13):e01110-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01110-18.
Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter bivalviorum type strain LMG 26154 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter bivalviorum type strain LMG 26154. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(12):e01076-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01076-18.
Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter mytili type strain LMG 24559 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2018. Complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter mytili type strain LMG 24559. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7(11):e01078-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.01078-18.
Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter jejuni strain 12567 a livestock-associated clade representative Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sacher, J.C., Yee, E., Szymanski, C.M., Miller, W.G. 2018. Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter jejuni strain 12567 a livestock-associated clade representative. Genome Announcements. 6(24):e00513-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00513-18.
Complete genome sequences of three Campylobacter jejuni phage-propagating strains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sacher, J.C., Yee, E., Szymanski, C.M., Miller, W.G. 2018. Complete genome sequences of three Campylobacter jejuni phage-propagating strains. Genome Announcements. 6(24):e00514-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00514-18.
Complete genome sequence of the hippuricase-positive Campylobacter avium type strain LMG 24591 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Chapman, M.H., Yee, E., Revez, J., Bono, J.L., Rossi, M. 2017. Complete genome sequence of the hippuricase-positive Campylobacter avium type strain LMG 24591. Genome Announcements. 5(43):e01221-17. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01221-17.
Comparative genomics of all three Campylobacter sputorum biovars and a novel cattle-associated C. sputorum clade - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Chapman, M.H., Bono, J.L. 2017. Comparative genomics of all three Campylobacter sputorum biovars and a novel cattle-associated C. sputorum clade. Genome Biology and Evolution. 9(6): 1513-1518.
Comparative genomic analysis identifies a Campylobacter clade deficient in selenium metabolism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Lopes, B.S., Chapman, M.H., Huynh, S., Bono, J.L., Parker, C., Strachan, N., Forbes, K.J. 2017. Comparative genomic analysis identifies a Campylobacter clade deficient in selenium metabolism. Genome Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx093.
Complete genome sequence of the Campylobacter cuniculorum type strain LMG 24588 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Revez, J., Bono, J.L., Rossi, M. 2017. Complete genome sequence of the Campylobacter cuniculorum type strain LMG 24588. Genome Announcements. 5:e00543-17.
Complete genome sequence of the Campylobacter helveticus type strain ATCC 51209T - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L. 2017. Complete genome sequence of the Campylobacter helveticus type strain ATCC 51209T. Genome Announcements. 5(21): e00398-17.
Comparative genomics of Campylobacter iguaniorum to unravel genetic regions associated with reptilian hosts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilbert, M., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Kik, M., Zomer, A., Wagenaar, J., Duim, B. 2016. Comparative genomics of Campylobacter iguaniorum to unravel genetic regions associated with reptilian hosts. Genome Biology and Evolution. Genome Biol Evol. 2016 Oct 5;8(9):3022-3029.
Comparative genomics of Campylobacter fetus from reptiles and mammals reveals divergent evolution in host-associated lineages - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilbert, M.J., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Zomer, A., van der Graaf, L., Fitzgerald, C., Forbes, K.J., Meric, G., Sheppard, S.K., Wagenaar, J.A., Duim, B. 2016. Comparative genomics of Campylobacter fetus from reptiles and mammals reveals divergent evolution in host-associated lineages. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8(6):2006-2019.
Complete genome sequence of the Campylobacter iguaniorum strain RM11343, isolated from an alpaca - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Huynh, S., Chapman, M.H., Parker, C. 2016. Complete genome sequence of the Campylobacter iguaniorum strain RM11343, isolated from an alpaca. Genome Announcements. 4(3):e00646-16.
Complete genome sequences of Campylobacter hyointestinalis subsp. hyointestinalis strain LMG9260 and Campylobacter hyointestinalis subsp. lawsonii strain LMG15993 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Chapman, M.H. 2016. Complete genome sequences of Campylobacter hyointestinalis subsp. hyointestinalis strain LMG9260 and Campylobacter hyointestinalis subsp. lawsonii strain LMG15993. Genome Announcements. 4(4):e00665-16.
Campylobacter fetus subspecies contain conserved type IV secretion systems on multiple genomic islands and plasmids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Der Graaf, L., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Gorkiewicz, G., Forbes, K., Zomer, A.L., Wagenaar, J., Duim, B. 2016. Campylobacter fetus subspecies contain conserved type IV secretion systems on multiple genomic islands and plasmids. PLoS One. 11(4):e0152832..
Complete genome sequence of the Campylobacter ureolyticus clinical isolate RIGS 9880 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., On, S., Bono, J.L., Andersen, L.P. 2015. Complete genome sequence of the Campylobacter ureolyticus clinical isolate RIGS 9880. Genome Announcements. 3(6):e01291-15.
Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter gracilis ATCC 33236T - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E. 2015. Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter gracilis ATCC 33236T. Genome Announcements. 3(6):e01087-15.
Comparative genomics of the Campylobacter lari group - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Chapman, M.H., Smith, T.P., Bono, J.L., Huynh, S., Parker, C., Vandamme, P., Luong, K., Korlach, J. 2014. Comparative genomics of the Campylobacter lari group. Genome Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu249.
Inconsistency of phenotypic and genomic characteristics of Campylobacter fetus subspecies requires re-evaluation of current diagnostics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Der Graaf, L., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Rijnsburger, M., Wagenaar, J.A., Duim, B. 2014. Inconsistency of phenotypic and genomic characteristics of Campylobacter fetus subspecies requires re-evaluation of current diagnostics. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 52(12):4183-4188.
Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter iguaniorum strain 1485ET, isolated from a bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilbert, M.J., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Kik, M., Wagenaar, J.A., Duim, B. 2014. Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter iguaniorum strain 1485ET, isolated from a bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). Genome Announcements. 2(4):e00844-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00844-14.
Use of an improved atpA amplification and sequencing method to identify members of the Campylobacteraceae and Helicobacteraceae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Jolley, K.A., Chapman, M.H. 2014. Use of an improved atpA amplification and sequencing method to identify members of the Campylobacteraceae and Helicobacteraceae. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 58(6):582-590. DOI: 10.1111/lam.12228.
The first closed genome sequence of Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis biovar intermedius - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Der Graff, L., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Bono, J.L., Rijnsburger, M., Campero, C., Wagenaar, J.A., Duim, B. 2014. The first closed genome sequence of Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis biovar intermedius. Genome Announcements. 2(1):e01246-13.
Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter fetus subsp. testudinum type strain 03-427T - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilbert, M.J., Miller, W.G., Yee, E., Blaser, M.J., Wagenaar, J.A., Duim, B. 2013. Complete genome sequence of Campylobacter fetus subsp. testudinum type strain 03-427T. Genome Announcements. 1:e00900-13. DOI: 10.1128/genonmeA.00900-13.
The complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter butzleri cattle isolate 7h1h - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Merga, J., Winstanley, C., Williams, N.J., Yee, E., Miller, W.G. 2013. The complete genome sequence of the Arcobacter butzleri cattle isolate 7h1h. Genome Announcements. 1(4):e00655-13.
Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) methods for the emerging Campylobacter species C. hyointestinalis, C. lanienae, C. sputorum, C. concisus and C. curvus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Chapman, M.H., Yee, E., On, S.L., Mcnulty, D.K., Lastovica, A.J., Carroll, A.M., Mcnamara, E.B., Duffy, G., Mandrell, R.E. 2012. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) methods for the emerging Campylobacter species C. hyointestinalis, C. lanienae, C. sputorum, C. concisus and C. curvus.. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 10:3389/fcimb.2012.00045.
Rapid Identification of Protein Biomarkers of E. coli O157:H7 by MALDI-TOF-TOF Mass Spectrometry and Top-Down Proteomics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fagerquist, C.K., Garbus, B.R., Miller, W.G., Williams, K.E., Yee, E., Bates, A.H., Boyle, S., Harden, L.A., Cooley, M.B., Mandrell, R.E. 2010. Rapid Identification of Protein Biomarkers of E. coli O157:H7 by MALDI-TOF-TOF Mass Spectrometry and Top-Down Proteomics. Analytical Chemistry. 82:2717-2725.
Comparative Genomics of the Genus Campylobacter: Analysis of All 24 Described Campylobacter Species. - (Abstract Only)
The Complete Genome of the Human Clinical Isolate Campylobacter upsaliensis RM3195 ()
First multilocus sequence typing scheme for Arcobacter spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, W.G., Wesley, I.V., On, S., Houf, K., Megraud, F., Wang, G., Yee, E., Srijan, A., Mason, C. 2009. First multilocus sequence typing scheme for Arcobacter spp.. BMC Microbiology. doi:10.1186/1471-2180-9-196
Fine Structure of Starch-Clay Composites as Biopolymers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wood, D.F., Chiou, B., Glenn, G.M., Hoffmann, D.F., Williams, T.G., Yee, E., Imam, S.H., Orts, W.J. 2008. Fine Structure of Starch-Clay Composites as Biopolymers. Microscopy and Microanalysis. 14(Suppl 2):1500-1501.
Composite sequence proteomic analysis of protein biomarkers of Campylobacter coli, C. lari and C. concisus for bacterial identification - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fagerquist, C.K., Yee, E., Miller, W.G. 2007. Composite sequence proteomic analysis of protein biomarkers of Campylobacter coli, C. lari and C. consisus for bacterial identification. The Analyst. 132(10):1010-1023.
RHEOLOGICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CROSS-LINKED FISH GELATINS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chiou, B., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Shey, J., Yee, E., Bechtel, P.J., Imam, S.H., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2006. Rheological and mechanical properties of cross-linked fish gelatins. Polymer. 47(18):6379-6386.
EFFECTS OF PROCESSING VARIABLES ON NANOCLAY DISPERSION IN STARCH-CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chiou, B., Yee, E., Wood, D.F., Shey, J., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2006. Effects of processing variables on nanoclay dispersion in starch-clay nanocomposites. Cereal Chemistry. 83(3):300-305.
WATER VAPOR PERMEABILITY OF MAMMALIAN AND FISH GELATIN FILMS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
R.J. Avena Bustillos, C.W. Olsen, D.A. Olson, B. Chiou, E. Yee, P.J. Bechtel, T.H. McHugh, 2006. Water Vapor Permeability of Mammalian and Fish Gelatin Films. Journal of Food Science. Vol 71(4):E202-E207.
RHEOLOGY OF STARCH-CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chiou, B., Yee, E., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2005. Rheology of starch-clay nanocomposites. Carbohydrate Polymers. 59: 467-475 (2005)
WATER VAPOR PERMEABILITY OF MAMMALIAN AND FISH GELATIN FILMS - (Abstract Only)
Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Olson, D.A., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Water vapor permeability of mammalian and fish gelatin films. Meeting Abstract No. 54D-4. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
DEHYDRATION AS A STABILIZATION METHOD FOR ALASKAN POLLOCK SKINS PRIOR TO GELATIN EXTRACTION - (Abstract Only)
Mc Hugh, T.H., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Pan, Z., Olson, D.A., Olsen, C.W., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Bechtel, P.J., Bower, C.K., Pantoja, A. 2005. Dehydration as a stabilization method for alaskan pollock skins prior to gelatin extraction. Meeting Abstract No. 99C-24. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
EVALUATION OF POWER ULTRASOUND AS A PROCESSING AID FOR FISH GELATIN EXTRACTION - (Abstract Only)
Olson, D.A., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olsen, C.W., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Bower, C.K., Bechtel, P.J., Pan, Z., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Evaluation of power ultrasound as a processing aid for fish gelatin extraction. Meeting Abstract No. 71C-26. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
TENSILE AND PUNCTURE PROPERTIES OF MAMMALIAN AND FISH GELATIN FILMS - (Abstract Only)
Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Olson, D.A., Chiou, B., Yee, E., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2005. Tensile and puncture properties of mammalian and fish gelatin films. Meeting Abstract No. 109-5. IFT Annual Meeting. July 2005. New Orleans, LA.
RHEOLOGY AND PROCESSING OF STARCH-BASED NANOCOMPOSITES ()
Chiou, B., Yee, E., Shey, J., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2005. Rheology and processing of starch-based nanocomposites. Carbohydrate Polymers 59:467-475.
PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING OF STARCH-BASED NANOCOMPOSITES CONTAINING NANOCLAYS - (Abstract Only)
Chiou, B., Yee, E., Shey, J., Glenn, G.M., Wood, D.F., Orts, W.J. 2004. Properties and processing of starch-based nanocomposites containing nanoclays. BioEnvironmental Polymer Society International Meeting in Monterrey, Mexico, December 5-10, 2004. Paper No. 17 (Abstract).
RHEOLOGY OF STARCH-CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chiou, B., Yee, E., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2005. Rheology of starch-clay nanocomposites. Carbohydrate Polymers. Journal Article. 59:467-475
BIOPOLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES CONTAINING NATIVE WHEAT STARCH AND NANOCLAYS - (Abstract Only)
Chiou, B., Yee, E., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J., Wood, D.F., Imam, S.H. 2004. Biopolymer nanocomposites containing native wheat starch and nanoclays. American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 22-26, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Abstract.
BIO-BASED NANOCOMPOSITES PRODUCED FROM NATIVE WHEAT STARCH AND MONTMORILLONITE NANOCLAYS - (Abstract Only)
Chiou, B., Yee, E., Glenn, G.M., Wood, D.F., Orts, W.J., Imam, S.H. 2004. Bio-based nanocomposites produced from native wheat starch and montmorillonite nanoclays. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, November 7-12, 2004. Paper No. 357D (Abstract).