Byung Hee Chun

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Ganjang, a Korean traditional fermented soy sauce, is prepared by soaking doenjang-meju (fermented soybeans) in approximately 20% (w/v) solar salt solution. The metabolites and bacterial communities during ganjang fermentation were simultaneously investigated to gain a better understanding of the roles of the microbial population. The bacterial community(More)
Bacillus methylotrophicus JJ-D34 showing good proteolytic and antipathogenic activities was isolated from doenjang, a Korean traditional fermented soybean paste. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of strain JJ-D34 harboring a 4,105,955 bp circular chromosome encoding 4044 genes with a 46.24% G+C content, which will provide insights into the(More)
The type strains of four subspecies of Leuconostocmesenteroides, L. mesenteroidessubsp. mesenteroides, L. mesenteroidessubsp. cremoris, L. mesenteroidessubsp. dextranicum and L. mesenteroidessubsp. suionicum, and strain DRC1506T, used as a starter culture for commercial kimchi production in Korea, were phylogenetically analyzed on the basis of their(More)
Myeolchi-aekjeot (MA) in Korea is produced outdoors without temperature controls, which is a major obstacle to produce commercial MA products with uniform quality. To investigate the effects of temperature on MA fermentation, pH, bacterial abundance and community, and metabolites were monitored during fermentation at 15°C, 20°C, 25°C, and 30°C. Initial pH(More)
The genomic and metabolic features of Leuconostoc (Leu) mesenteroides were investigated through pan-genomic and transcriptomic analyses. Relatedness analysis of 17 Leu. mesenteroides strains available in GenBank based on 16S rRNA gene sequence, average nucleotide identity, in silico DNA-DNA hybridization, molecular phenotype, and core-genome indicated that(More)
BACKGROUND The 2-oxoglutarate/Fe(II)-dependent oxygenase (2OG oxygenase) superfamily in Metazoa is responsible for protein modification, nucleic acid repair and/or modification, and fatty acid metabolism. METHODS Phylogenetic analysis, protein sequence similarity network (SSN) and other bioinformatics tools were used to analyze the evolutionary(More)
Vaginal commensal lactobacilli are considered to contribute significantly to the control of vaginal microbiota by competing with other microflora for adherence to the vaginal epithelium and by producing antimicrobial compounds. However, the molecular mechanisms of symbiotic prokaryotic-eukaryotic communication in the vaginal ecosystem remain poorly(More)
A Gram-stain-negative, strictly aerobic, moderately halophilic bacterium, designated A-1T, was isolated from a tidal flat of the Taean coast in South Korea. Cells were motile rods with a single flagellum showing oxidase-negative and catalase-positive activities and contained poly-β-hydroxyalkanoic acid granules. Growth of strain A-1T was observed at 20-40(More)
A Gram-stain-positive, lemon yellow-pigmented, non-motile, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain A2T, was isolated from the rumen of cow. Cells were catalase-positive and weakly oxidase-positive. Growth of strain A2T was observed at 25-45 °C (optimum, 37-40 °C), at pH 5.5-9.5 (optimum, pH 7.5) and in the presence of 0-3.5 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 1 %).(More)
A Gram-stain-negative, facultatively anaerobic bacterium, designated B6T, was isolated from activated sludge of a wastewater treatment plant in South Korea. Cells were oxidase- and catalase-positive and non-motile rods producing yellow carotenoid-type pigments. Growth of B6T was observed at 20-40 °C (optimum, 37 °C) and pH 6.6-8.2 (optimum, pH 7.0) and in(More)