Refereed Publications


Liao, H.-L., Hameed, K., Rojas, A., Bonito, G., and Vilgalys R. 2017. Mortierella elongata promotes Populus trichocarpa growth by altering molecular mechanisms of plant growth and defense. ISME (In Review).

Chen, K.-H., Liao, H.-L., Arnold, A. E., Lutzoni, F. 2017. Metatranscriptomic analysis of active fungal communities across a senescence gradient in the moss Dicranum scoparium. New Phytologist (In Review).

Bonito, G., Hameed, K., Toome, M., Healy, R., Reid, C, Liao, H.-L. Cathie Aime, C., Schadt, C, Vilgalys, R. 2017. Atractiella rhizophilia, sp. nov., an endorrhizal fungus isolated from the populus root microbiome. Mycologia page 1-

Rosenthal, L., M., Larsson K.-H., Branco, S., Chung, J. A., Glassman, S. I., Liao, H.-L., Peay, K. G., Smith, D. P., Talbot, J. M., Taylor, J. W., Vilgalys, R., and Bruns, T. D. 2017. Survey of corticioid fungi in North American pinaceous forests reveals hyperdiversity, underpopulated sequence databases and species that are potentially ectomycorrhizal. Mycologia ISSN: 0027-5514 (Print) 1557-2536 (Online) Journal homepage:

Branco, S., Bi, K., Liao, H.-L., Gladieux, P., Badouin, H., Ellison, C. E.,Nguyen, N, Vilgalys, R., Peay, K. G., Taylor, J. W., Bruns, T. D. 2017. Continental-level population differentiation and environmental adaptation in the mushroom Suillus brevipes. Molecular Ecology 26:2063-2076.


Liao, H.-L., Chen, Y., and Vilgalys, R. 2016. Metatranscriptomic Study of Common and Host-Specific Patterns of Gene Expression between Pines and Their Symbiotic Ectomycorrhizal Fungi in the Genus Suillus. PLoS Genet 12(10): e1006348. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006348


Branco, S., Gladieux, P., Ellison, C. E., Kuo, A., LaButii, K., Lipzen, A., Grigoriev, I. V., Liao, H.-L., Vilgalys, R., Peay, K. G., Taylor, J. W., and Bruns, T. D. 2015. Genetic isolation between two recently diverged populations of a symbiotic fungus. Mol. Ecol. 24:2747-2758.


Liao, H.-L., Chen, Y., Bruns, T.D., Peay, K.G. Taylor, J.W. Branco, S., Talbot, J. M., and Vilgalys, R. 2014. Metatranscriptomic analysis of ectomycorrhizal roots reveal genes associated with Piloderma-Pinus symbiosis: Improved methodologies for assessing gene expression in situ. Environ. Microbiol. 16:3730-3742.

Talbot, J. M., Bruns, T. D., Taylor, J., Smith, D. P., Branco, Glassman, S. I., Erlandson, S., Vilgalys, R., Liao, H.-L. Smith, M., and Peay, K. G. 2014. Endemism and functional convergence across the North American soil mycobiome. PNAS 111:6341-6346.

2013 and before

Liao, H.-L., Alferez, F., and Burns, J. K. 2013. Assessment of blue light treatments on citrus postharvest diseases. Postharvest Biol. Tech. 81:81-88.

Bai J., Baldwin, E., Liao, H.-L., Kostenyuk, I., Burns, J. K., and Irey, M. 2013. Extraction of DNA from orange juice, and detection of bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus by real-time PCR. J. Agric. Food Chem. 61:9339-9346.

Liao, H.-L., and Burns, J. K. 2012. Gene expression in Citrus sinensis fruit tissues harvested from huanglongbing-infected trees: comparison with girdled fruit. J. Expt. Bot. 63: 3307-3319.

Alferez, F., Liao, H.-L. and Burns, J. K. 2012b. Blue light alters infection by Penicillium digitatum in tangerines. Postharvest Biol. Tech. 63: 11-15.

Liao, H.-L., and Burns, J. K. 2010. Light controls phospholipaseA2α and β gene expression in Citrus sinensis. J. Expt. Bot. 61: 2469-2478.

Wang, L.-Y., Liao, H.-L., Bau, H-J., and Chung, K.-R. 2009. Characterization of pathogenic variants of Elsinoë fawcettii of citrus implies the presence of new pathotypes and cryptic species in Florida. Canadian J. Plant Pathol. 31: 28-37.

Wang, L.-Y., Bau, H-J., Liao, H.-L., and Chung, K.-R. 2009. Factors affecting the production of elsinochrome phytotoxin by the citrus scab pathogen, Elsinoë fawcettii. Open Mycol. J. 3: 1-8.

Liao, H.-L., and Chung, K.-R. 2008. Cellular toxicity of elsinochromes phytotoxins produced by the pathogenic fungus, Elsinoë fawcettii causing citrus scab. New Phytologist 117: 239-250.

Liao, H.-L., and Chung, K.-R. 2008. Genetic dissection defines the roles of elsinochromes phytotoxin for fungal pathogenesis and conidiation of the citrus pathogen Elsinoë fawcettii. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 21: 469-479.

Chung, K.-R., and Liao, H.-L. 2008. Determination of a transcriptional regulator-like gene involved in biosynthesis of elsinochromes phytotoxin by the citrus scab fungus, Elsinoë fawcettii. Microbiol. 154: 3556-3566.

Dekkers, K. L., You, B.-J., Chen, H., Gowda, V. S., Liao, H.-L., M.-H., Ueng, P. P., and Chung, K.-R. 2007. The Cercospora nicotianae gene encoding dual O-methyltransferase and FAD-dependent monooxygenase domains mediates cercosporin biosynthesis. Fungal Genet. Biol. 44: 444-454.

Non-refereed or not SCI Publications

Alferez, F., Liao, H.-L. and Burns, J. K. 2012. Light from different wavelengths affects expression of genes encoding phospholipases A2 and D in peel from mandarins at different maturation stage during postharvest storage. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 956:629-634.

Liao, H.-L., Chen, H., and Chung, K.-R. 2006. Plant hormone inhibitors for reducing postbloom fruit drop (PFD) of citrus. Proc. Fla. State. Hort. Soc. 119:78-81.

Liao, H.-L., Huang, T. C., and Chen, C.-Y. 2001. Characteristics of rose and aster strains of Agrobacterium in Taiwan. Plant Pathol. Bull. 10: 27-36.

Chen, C.-Y., Liao, H.-L., and Chung, J. C. 1999. Amplification of virD1 and opine synthase genes from tumorigenic rose and aster strains of Agrobacterium in Taiwan by polymerase chain reaction. Plant Pathol. Bull. 8: 143-148.