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Bertram Lee
Produce Safety and Microbiology Research
Biological Science Lab Technician

Phone: (510) 559-6446
Fax: (510) 559-6162

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

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Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Overview of methodologies for the culturing, recovery and detection of Campylobacter Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Soto-Beltran, M., Lee, B.G., Amezquita-Lopez, B.A., Quinones, B. 2022. Overview of methodologies for the culturing, recovery and detection of Campylobacter. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2022.2029366.
Genomic analysis of high copy-number sequences for the targeted detection of Listeria species using a flow-through surveillance system Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Quinones, B., Yambao, J.C., Deguzman, V., Lee, B.G., Medin, D. 2021. Genomic analysis of high copy-number sequences for the targeted detection of Listeria species using a flow-through surveillance system. Archives Of Microbiology. 203:3667-3682. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-021-02388-2.
Draft genome sequences of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains recovered from a major production region for leafy greens in California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Quiñones, B., Yambao, J.C., Silva, C.J., Lee, B.G. 2019. Draft genome sequences of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains recovered from a major production region for leafy greens in California. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 8(27):e00644-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00644-19.
Quantitating Shiga toxin production in environmental STEC isolated from a major produce production region in California - (Abstract Only)
Silva, C.J., Lee, B.G., Yambao, J.C., Erickson-Beltran, M.L., Quinones, B. 2019. Quantitating Shiga toxin production in environmental STEC isolated from a major produce production region in California [abstract]. ASM Microbe 2019, June 20-24, 2019, San Francisco, CA. Poster AES-1194.
Quantitating and verifying Shiga toxin expression from Californian environmental STEC by mass spectrometry - (Abstract Only)
Silva, C.J., Lee, B.G., Yambao, J.C., Erickson-Beltran, M.L., Quinones, B. 2019. Quantitating and verifying Shiga toxin expression from Californian environmental STEC by mass spectrometry. Meeting Abstract. Poster. ARS-FSIS 2019 meeting.
Software for top-down proteomic identification of a plasmid-borne factor (and other proteins) from genomically sequenced pathogenic bacteria using MALDI-TOF-TOF-MS/MS and post-source decay Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fagerquist, C.K., Lee, B.G., Zaragoza, W.J., Yambao, J.C., Quiñones, B. 2018. Software for top-down proteomic identification of a plasmid-borne factor (and other proteins) from genomically sequenced pathogenic bacteria using MALDI-TOF-TOF-MS/MS and post-source decay. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 438:1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijms.2018.12.006.
Clinically-relevant Shiga toxin 2 subtypes from environmental Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli identified by top-down/middle-down proteomics and DNA sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fagerquist, C.K., Zaragoza, W.J., Lee, B.G., Yambao, J.C., Quiñones, B. 2018. Clinically-relevant Shiga toxin 2 subtypes from environmental Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli identified by top-down/middle-down proteomics and DNA sequencing. Clinical Mass Spectrometry. 11:27-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinms.2018.12.001.
Using nanospray liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to quantitate Shiga toxin production in environmental Escherichia coli recovered from a major produce production region in California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Silva, C.J., Lee, B.G., Yambao, J.C., Erickson-Beltran, M.L., Quiñones, B. 2019. Using nanospray liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to quantitate Shiga toxin production in environmental Escherichia coli recovered from a major produce production region in California. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 67(5):1554-1562. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.8b05324.
Top-down proteomic identification of a novel antibiotic-induced plasmid-encoded factor from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) using MALDI-TOF-TOF-MS/MS and post-source decay - (Proceedings)
Fagerquist, C.K., Lee, B.G., Zaragoza, W.J., Yambao, J.C., Quinones, B. 2018. Top-down proteomic identification of a novel antibiotic-induced plasmid-encoded factor from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) using MALDI-TOF-TOF-MS/MS and post-source decay. Proceedings for 66th Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, June 3-7, 2018, San Diego, California.
First report of an atypical new Aspergillus parasiticus isolates with nucleotide insertion in aflR gene resembling to A. sojae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.
Screening for the presence of mcr-1/mcr-2 genes in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli recovered from a major produce-production region in California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mavrici, D., Yambao, J.C., Lee, B.G., Quinones, B., He, X. 2017. Screening for the presence of mcr-1/mcr-2 genes in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli recovered from a major produce-production region in California. PLoS One. 12(11):e0187827. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187827.
Draft genome sequences of Escherichia coli O113:H21 strains recovered from a major produce-production region in California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Quinones, B., Yambao, J.C., Lee, B.G. 2017. Draft genome sequences of Escherichia coli O113:H21 strains recovered from a major produce-production region in California. Genome Announcements. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01203-17.
Sensitive genotyping of foodborne-associated human noroviruses and hepatitis A virus using an array-based platform Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Quinones, B., Lee, B.G., Martinsky, T.J., Yambao, J.C., Haje, P.K., Schena, M. 2017. Sensitive genotyping of foodborne-associated human noroviruses and hepatitis A virus using an array-based platform. Sensors. 17(9):2157. https://doi.org/10.3390/s17092157.
Concurrent detection of human norovirus and bacterial pathogens in water samples from an agricultural region in Central California Coast Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tian, P., Yang, D., Lei, S., Wang, D., Li, Q., Gorski, L.A., Lee, B.G., Quinones, B., Cooley, M.B. 2017. Concurrent detection of human norovirus and bacterial pathogens in water samples from an agricultural region in Central California Coast. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:1560. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.01560.
Isolation, genotyping, and antimicrobial resistance of zoonotic shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Amézquita-López, B.A., Soto-Beltrán, M., Lee, B.G., Yambao, J.C., Quinones, B. 2017. Isolation, genotyping, and antimicrobial resistance of zoonotic shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology. 51(4):425-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmii.2017.07.004.
Molecular sequence typing reveals genotypic diversity among Escherichia coli isolates recovered from a cantaloupe packinghouse in Northwestern Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Quinones, B., Campos-Sauceda, J.P., Lee, B.G., Yambao, J.C., Chaidez, C. 2017. Molecular sequence typing reveals genotypic diversity among Escherichia coli isolates recovered from a cantaloupe packinghouse in Northwestern Mexico. Letters in Applied Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/lam.12733.
Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli O157 and non-O157 recovered from feces of domestic farm animals in Northwestern Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amézquita-López, B.A., Quinones, B., Soto-Beltran, M., Lee, B.G., Yambao, J.C., Lugo-Melchor, O.Y., Chaidez, C. 2016. Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli O157 and non-O157 recovered from feces of domestic farm animals in Northwestern Mexico. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. doi: 10.1186/s13756-015-0100-5.
An environmental shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O145 clonal population exhibits high-level phenotypic variation that includes virulence traits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carter, M.Q., Quinones, B., He, X., Louie, J.W., Zhong, W.W., Lee, B.G., Yambao, J.C., Mandrell, R.E., Cooley, M.B. 2015. An environmental shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O145 clonal population exhibits high-level phenotypic variation that includes virulence traits. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03172-15.
Low-density microarray technologies for rapid human norovirus genotyping - (Abstract Only)
Characterization of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli recovered from domestic animals to determine stx variants, virulence genes, and cytotoxicity in mammalian cells Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amezquita-Lopez, B.A., Quinones, B., Lee, B.G., Chaidez, C. 2014. Characterization of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli recovered from domestic animals to determine stx variants, virulence genes, and cytotoxicity in mammalian cells. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2014.00007.
Evidence of norovirus (NV)in a major produce production region watershed and a low density microarray strategy for detecting NV(Abstract) - (Abstract Only)