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One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Vina Yang
Vina Yang

Vina Yang

Durability and Wood Protection Research
Unit: FPL-4723
Microbiologist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9419
vyang@fs.fed.us

Below are the 45 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2017
 
Title: Evaluating the role of Actinobacteria in the gut of wood-feeding termites (Reticulitermes spp.)
Source: In: The International Research Group on Wood Protection, Section 1, Biology: Paper prepared for the IRG48 Scientific Conference on Wood Protection. Ghent, Belgium: 4-8.
Author(s) Arango, Rachel A.; Green III, Frederick; Yang, Vina W.; Lindholm, Joliene R.; Chotlos, Nathaniel P.; Raffa, Kenneth F.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2015
 
Title: Cellulose Nanocrystal Entrapment of Benzalkonium Chloride in Southern Pine: Biological, Chemical, and Physical Properties
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-680, 2015; 10 p.
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.; Arango, Rachel A.; Hasburgh, Laura E.; Lebow, Patricia K.; Reiner, Richard S.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: High-performance green flexible electronics based on biodegradable cellulose nanofibril paper
Source: Nature Communications, Volume 6
Author(s) Jung, Yei Hwan; Chang, Tzu-Hsuan; Zhang, Huilong; Yao, Chunhua; Zheng, Qifeng; Yang, Vina W.; Mi, Hongyi; Kim, Munho; Cho, Sang June; Park, Dong-Wook; Jiang, Hao; Lee, Juhwan; Qiu, Yijie; Zhou, Weidong; Cai, Zhiyong; Gong, Shaoqin; Ma, Zhenqiang
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: Accelerated Colorimetric Micro-assay for Screening Mold Inhibitors
Source: Proceedings, 108th Annual Meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, April 29 – May 2, 2012. Nashville, TN. 108: pp. 150-155. 2014.
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Durability and Wood Protection for Historic Covered Bridges in the United States
Source: The International Research Group on wood protection, Section 1, Biology, 2014 IRG/WP 14-10829; 2014; pp. 2-9.
Author(s) Yang, Vina W.; Clausen, Carol A.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: Colorimetric micro-assay for accelerated screening of mould inhibitors
Source: Biodeterioration & Biodegradation , 77 (2013) pp. 68-71.
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Image analysis for mould and sapstain detection on wood
Source: In: Proceedings IRG Annual Meeting,The International Research Group on Wood Protection; Section 2, Test Methodology and Assessment; IRG/WP 13-20519; 2013. 6 p.
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Performance Characteristics of Borate Fatty Acid Formulations as Mold Inhibitors
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-673, 2013; 9 p.
Author(s) Coleman, Robert D.; Yang, Vina; Clausen, Carol A.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: A rapid colorimetric assay for mold spore germination using XTT tetrazolium salt
Source: In: IRG/WP 11-20462 THE INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH GROUP ON WOOD PROTECTION, Paper prepared for 42nd Annual Meeting Queenstown, New Zealand 8-12 May, 2011, Section 2, Test Methodology and Assessment; 2011
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Leach and mold resistance of essential oil metabolites
Source: Proceedings, one hundred seventh annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association ... Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 15-17, 2011: Volume 107. Birmingham, Ala. : American Wood Protection Association, c2011: p. 121-127.
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: Antifungal Essential Oil Metabolites
Source: From IRG CD titled 41st iRG Biarritz, May 9-13, 2010 in the 4st annual meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection; pp.
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Woodward, Bessie M.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Efficacy of Fatty Acid Chemistry: Candidate Mold and Decay Fungicides
Source: In: Proceedings One Hundred Sixth Annual Meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Savannah, Georgia, May 23-25, 2010, pp. 287-297; 2010
Author(s) Coleman, Robert; Yang, Vina; Woodward, Bessie; Lebow, Patti; Clausen, Carol
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Fatty Acid-Based Formulations for Wood Protection against Mold and Sapstain
Source: Forest Products Journal 60(3): 301-304; 2010
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Coleman, Robert D.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mycoremediation of Waste Wood Treated with CCA and ACQ
Source: In: Seventh international conference remediation of chlorinated and recalcitrant compounds preliminary program. 2010 March 24-27; Monterey, CA. Battelle 7th International conference program and abstract book, Monterey, CA. 5 p. 2010
Author(s) Illman, Barbara L.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: Feasibility of Nanozinc Oxide as a Wood Preservative
Source: In: Proceedings One Hundred fifth annual meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas; April 19-21, 2009 Volume 105, pp. 255-260, 2009
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.; Arango, Rachel A.; Green, Federick III
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Surface Modification of Wood by Alkoxysilane Sol-Gel Deposition to Create Anti-mold and Anti-fungal Characteristics
Source: Silanes and Other Coupling Agents, Vol. 5; pp. 135-147; 2009
Author(s) Tshabalala, Mandla A.; Yang, Vina; Libert, Ryan
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: Fumigant Toxicity of Essential Oils to Reticulitermes flavipes
Source: In: Proceedings One Hundreth Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, May 18-20, 2008, pp. 49-54; 2008
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: Antifungal effect of essential oils on southern yellow pine
Source: International biodeterioration & biodegradation. Vol. 59 (2007): pages 302-306.
Author(s) Yang, Vina W.; Clausen, Carol A.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Inhibitory Effect of Essential Oils on Decay Fungi and Mold Growth on Wood
Source: In: Proceedings One Hundred Third Annual Meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, Hyatt Rengency Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri, May 6-8, 2007, pp. 62-70; 2007
Author(s) Yang, Clausen
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Multi-component Biocide Protects Wood from Fungi and Insects in UC2 Applications
Source: In: Proceedings One Hundred Third Annual Meeting of the American Wood Protection Association, Hyatt Regency Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri, May 6-8, 2007, Volume 103; 2007
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang Vina W.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2006
 
Title: 23 Bioremediation of Treated Wood with Fungi
Source: In: Environmental impacts of treated wood; Chapter 23, pp., 413-426
Author(s) Illman, Yang
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Bioremediation of treated wood with fungi
Source: Environmental impacts of treated wood. Boca Raton, FL : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006: Pages 413-426.
Author(s) Illman, Barbara L.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Moldicidal properties of seven essential oils
Source: Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2006: IRG/WP ; 06-30404: 12 pages
Author(s) Yang, Vina W.; Clausen, Carol A.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2005
 
Title: Azole-based antimycotic agents inhibit mold on unseasoned pine
Source: International biodeterioration & biodegradation. Vol. 55 (2005): Pages 99-102
Author(s) Clausen, Carol. A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Determining the suitability of Lactobacilli antifungal metabolites for inhibiting mould growth
Source: Wood journal of microbiology and biotechnology. Vol. 21 (2005): pages 977-981.
Author(s) Yang, Vina W.; Clausen, Carol A.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Long-term efficacy of wood dip-treated with multicomponent biocides
Source: International Research Group on Wood Protection. Section 3, Wood Protecting Chemicals : 36th annual meeting, Bangalore, India, April 24-28, 2005. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2005. 7 pages.
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2004
 
Title: Antifungal metabolites of lactobacilli
Source: Proceedings from the Woodframe Housing Durability and Disaster Issues Conference, October 4-6, 2004 ... Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, [2004]: p. 307-311.
Author(s) Yang, Vina A.; Clausen, Carol A.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Bioremediation and degradation of CCA-treated wood waste.
Source: Proceedings of Environmental Impacts of Preservative-Treated Wood, February 8-11, 2004, Orlando, Florida, USA : Pre-conference Proceedings. Gainesville, Fla. : Florida Center for Environmental Solutions, 2004. 1 CD-Rom. 10 pages.
Author(s) Illman, Barbara L; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Curbing indoor mold growth with mold inhibitors
Source: Proceedings from the Woodframe Housing Durability and Disaster Issues Conference : October 4-6, 2004 ... Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, 2004: Pages 303-306.
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Multicomponent biocide systems protect wood from decay fungi, mold fungi, and termites for interior applications
Source: IRG documents 2004: IRG 35, 6-10 June 2004, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Stockholm, Sweden: IRG Secretariat, 2004: [7] pages.
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2003
 
Title: Mold inhibition on unseasoned southern pine
Source: Thirty-fourth annual meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Preservation : 2003 May 18-23, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2003: 9 pages
Author(s) Clausen, Carol A.; Yang, Vina W.
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Relationship between stress wave transmission time and bending strength of deteriorated oriented strandboard
Source: Forest Prod. J. 53(3):33-35.
Author(s) Ross, Yang, Illman, Nelson
Year: 2003   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2002
 
Title: Nondestructive evaluation of oriented strand board exposed to decay fungi.
Source: Thirty-third Annual Meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Preservation, 2002 May 12-17, Cardiff, South Wales, UK. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2002. IRG/WP ; 02-20243: [6] pages.
Author(s) Illman, Barbara L.; Yang, Vina W.; Ross, Robert J.; Nelson, William J.
Year: 2002   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2001
 
Title: Nondestructive Evaluation of Biodegraded Oriented Strandboard: Laboratory Results
Source: Proc 2nd Annual Conf on Durability and Disaster Mitigation in Wood-Frame Housing
Author(s) Yang, Nelson, Illman, Ross
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood-Based Composites Exposed to Fungal Degradation: Laboratory Results
Source: IRG/WP 01-40215, Section 4, May 2001, pp.1-5
Author(s) Yang, Illman, Ferge, Ross
Year: 2001   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2000
 
Title: Bioprocessing preservative-treated waste wood
Source: [The International Research Group on Wood Preservation. Section 5, Environmental Aspects : 31st annual meeting, Kona, Hawaii, USA, 14-19 May 2000. Stockholm, Sweden : IRG Secretariat, 2000].:11 p. : map.
Author(s) Illman, Barbara L.; Yang, Vina W.; Ferge, Les.
Year: 2000   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1998
 
Title: Comparative Study of Xylanase Kinetics Using Dinitrosalicylic, Arsenomolybdate, and Ion Chromatographic Assays
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechology, Vol. 70-72, 1998, pp 257-265
Author(s) Jeffries, Thomas W.; Yang, Vina W.; Davis, Mark W.
Year: 1998   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1997
 
Title: Regulation of Phosphotransferases in Glucose- and Xylose-Fermenting Yeasts
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol. 63-65, 1997, pp. 97-108
Author(s) Yang, Vina W.; Jeffries, Thomas W.
Year: 1997   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1996
 
Title: Enzymatic Polishing of Jute/Cotton Blended Frabrics
Source: J Fermentation and Bioengineering, Vol. 81, No. 1, 18-20. 1996
Author(s) Sreenath, Hassan K.; Shah, Arun B.; Yang, Vina W.; Gharia, Mahendra M.; Jeffries, Thomas W.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Toner Removal by Alkaline-Active Cellulases from Desert Basidiomycetes
Source: Proceedings, 211th ACS national meeting of the Cellulose, Paper, and Textile Division
Author(s) Sreenath, Hassan K.; Yang, Vina W.; Burdsall, Harold H.; Jeffries, Thomas W.
Year: 1996   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1995
 
Title: Alkaline-active xylanase produced by an alkaliphilic bacillus sp isolated from kraft pulp
Source: Journal of Industrial Microbiology (1995) 15, 434-441
Author(s) Yang, V. W.; Zhuang, Z.; Elegir, G.; Jeffries, T. W.
Year: 1995   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1994
 
Title: High-Efficiency Transformation of Pichia stipitis Based on Its URA3 Gene and a Homologous Autonomus Replication Sequence, ARS2
Source: APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, Dec. 1994, p. 42454254
Author(s) Yang, Vina W.; Marks, Jere A.; Davis, Brian P.; Jeffries, Thomas W.
Year: 1994   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1991
 
Title: Genetic transformation of Aureobasidium pullulans
Source: J. Biotechnology, 21 (1991) 283-288
Author(s) Cullen, D.; Yang, V.; Jeffries, T.; Bolduc, J.; Andrews, J. H.
Year: 1991   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1990
 
Title: Purification and Properties of Xylitol Dehydrogenase from the Xylose-fermenting Yeast Candida shehatae
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Volume 26, Number 2, 1990; pp.197-206.
Author(s) Yang, Vina W.; Jeffries, Thomas W.
Year: 1990   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 1988
 
Title: The Role of Alcohol Dehydrogenase in the Fermentation of D-Xylose by Candida Shehatae ATCC 22984
Source: Biotechnology Letters Volume 10, Number 1, 1988; pp. 37-42.
Author(s) Prior, Bernard A.; Alexander, Michael A.; Yang, Vina; Jeffries, Thomas W.
Year: 1988   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2015
Sequential vacuum treatment of southern pine with naturally occurring cellulose nanocrystals followed by biocide demonstrated penetration of wood before agglomeration occurred (left), but reversing the treatment sequence resulted in agglomeration on the surface of southern pine (right). USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 602
Cellulose Nanocrystals Chemically Entrap Biocide in Wood

Forest Service scientists evaluated naturally occurring cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) that are reported to have unique chemical properties and impart high strength were evaluated for the potential to improve durability of wood. CNC were shown to penet ...

 
Publication Year: 2010
Fumigating with essential oils from plants like dill kills termites. Forest Service
Highlight ID: 152
Natural fumigants protect wood against termites

Forest Products Laboratory researchers discovered that essential oils from some common plants such as dill, rosemary and lemongrass can be used as fumigants to kill termites. ...


Highlight ID: 190
Sol-gel technology to enhance performance properties of wood or wood fiber

With support from industry partners, FPL researchers are developing new sol-gel technologies to enhance performance properties of wood or wood fiber. Sol-gel technologies are wet-chemical techniques that are widely used in the fields of materials sci ...

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essential-oils-displayEssential Science:

Sitting at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), microbiologist Vina Yang recounts a news story that took Madison, Wisconsin by storm. Fourteen years ago, more than 35 students and faculty mysteriously fell ill at Caesar Chavez Elementary School. Although the school had only been open for two months...

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