Kee-Sun Shin

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A Gram-negative-staining, non-motile rod, designated GG-w14(T), was isolated from the rhizosphere of Angelica polymorpha Maxim. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that the isolate belonged to the genus Mucilaginibacter and exhibited 93.9-97.4% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity with recognized members of the genus Mucilaginibacter(More)
A Gram-negative, nonmotile and rod-shaped bacterial strain was isolated from the rhizosphere of Platycodon grandiflorum in a study of bacterial diversity, and its taxonomic position was investigated by a genotypic and phenotypic analysis. This isolate, designated as DR-f4, grew at 4-30 degrees C (optimally at 20-25 degrees C) and in the presence of 0-1%(More)
Biodegradation of endosulfan, a chlorinated cyclodiene insecticide, is generally accompanied by production of the more toxic and more persistent metabolite, endosulfan sulfate. Since our reported endosulfan degrader, Klebsiella pneumoniae KE-1, failed to degrade endosulfan sulfate, we tried to isolate an endosulfan sulfate degrader from endosulfan-polluted(More)
Two Gram-stain-positive, non-motile, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped actinobacterial strains were isolated from the surface-sterilized roots of mugwort (Artemisia princeps) and horse-weed (Conyza canadensis), and subjected to taxonomic characterization. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis indicated that the isolates, designated MWE 3-5(T) and HWE 2-02(T), should(More)
For bioremediation of toxic endosulfan, endosulfan degradation bacteria, which do not form toxic endosulfan sulfate, were isolated from various soil samples using endosulfan as sole carbon and energy source. Among the 40 isolated bacteria, strain KE-1, which was identified as Klebsiella pneumoniae by physiological and 16S rDNA sequence analysis, showed(More)
A novel Gram-positive, non-motile, rod-shaped bacterium, designated strain RB-62(T), was isolated during a study of culturable bacteria from the gut of Moechotypa diphysis (Pascoe) and its taxonomic position was investigated. Strain RB-62(T) grew at 15-30 °C and pH 5.0-8.5. The isoprenoid quinones were menaquinones MK-11 (77.1%), MK-10 (11.7%) and MK-12(More)
Strain CH7T, a pale yellow-pigmented bacterium and new isolate from deep subsurface water of the South Coast of Korea, was subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. CH7T grew between 5 and 37 degrees C, pH 5.3-10.5, and tolerated up to 13% NaCl. A phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain CH7T was associated with the genus(More)
Vinclozolin, an endocrine disrupting chemical, is a chlorinated fungicide widely used to control fungal diseases. However, its metabolite 3,5-dichloroaniline is more toxic and persistent than the parent vinclozolin. For the biodegradation of vinclozolin, vinclozolin- and/or 3,5-dichloroaniline-degrading bacteria were isolated from pesticide-polluted(More)
A Gram-staining-positive, moderately halophilic bacterium, designated strain BH097(T), was isolated from solar saltern soil of Bigeum Island in south-west Korea. Cells were motile rods, producing spherical endospores at a terminal position in swollen sporangia. Strain BH097(T) was strictly aerobic, grew at pH 5.5-9.5 (optimum, pH 8.0), at 10-52 °C (optimum,(More)
A Gram-negative, non-spore-forming, non-motile, yellow-pigmented, strictly aerobic bacterial strain, designated En5(T), was isolated from the East Sea of Korea and was subjected to a polyphasic taxonomy study. Strain En5(T) grew optimally at 30 degrees C, in the presence of 1-3 % (w/v) NaCl and at pH 5.3-7.6. The major respiratory lipoquinone was MK-6 and(More)