Jae-Seong So

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Sphingomonas species can be found ubiquitously in the environment and can be frequently found in surface biofilms. Some Sphingomonas strains are well known for metabolizing complex organic pollutants but some are opportunistic human pathogens. Despite the importance of the Sphingomonas species, a reliable system to isolate this group of bacteria from the(More)
Contamination by Cd is a significant environmental problem. Therefore, we examined Cd removal from an environmental perspective. Ureolysis-driven calcium carbonate precipitation has been proposed for use in geotechnical engineering for soil remediation applications. In this study, 55 calcite-forming bacterial strains were newly isolated from various(More)
Two strains of the soybean endosymbiont Bradyrhizobium japonicum, USDA 110 and 61 A101 C, were mutagenized with transposon Tn5. After plant infection tests of a total of 6,926 kanamycin and streptomycin resistant transconjugants, 25 mutants were identified that are defective in nodule formation (Nod-) or nitrogen fixation (Fix-). Seven Nod- mutants were(More)
Promoter regions of alpha- and beta-zein genes were analyzed for binding of nuclear proteins from developing endosperm and seedling tissue of maize. Using a band-shift assay, we identified two distinct protein factors, alpha-1 and beta-1, that interacted specifically with alpha- and beta-zein gene promoter regions, respectively. Alpha-1 was present in(More)
Biomineralization is a naturally occurring process in living organisms. In this review, we discuss microbially induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICP) in detail. In the MICP process, urease plays a major role in urea hydrolysis by a wide variety of microorganisms capable of producing high levels of urease. We also elaborate on the different(More)
In this study, we attempted to purify and characterize glutaminase (EC. from Lactobacillus reuteri KCTC3594. The glutaminase was purified approximately 21-fold from the cell-free extract of L. reuteri KCTC3594 by protamine sulfate treatment and chromatography methods including anion exchange and gel filtration. The sizes of two major bands of the(More)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is the most prevalent gastroenteritis-causing pathogen in Korea and in some other Asian countries. It is frequently found in oysters and other seafood. This study monitored changes in the prevalence of V. parahaemolyticus and environmental parameters in oyster aquaculture environments in Korea. From June to October 2014, we tested(More)
Propionibacterium acnes has been known to be involved in the pathology of acne. However, the definite mechanism in the development of acne and the inflammation are unknown. For P. acnes, a transformation method has not been established, although it is believed to be a basic tool for gene manipulation. This study attempted to develop a P. acnes(More)
The rhizobial bacterium Bradyrhizobium japonicum functions as a nitrogen-fixing symbiont of the soybean plant (Glycine max). Plants are capable of producing an oxidative burst, a rapid proliferation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), as a defense mechanism against pathogenic and symbiotic bacteria. Therefore, B. japonicum must be able to resist such a(More)
We have developed a rapid method for preparation of RNA from various Gram-positive bacteria. Unlike some methods, this method does not require lysozyme and proteinase K. Instead, we used glass beads to break cells more efficiently. Using this method, we successfully isolated the total RNA from various Gram-positive bacteria. This method is rapid, simple,(More)