Kee Woong Park

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Gene flow from genetically modified (GM) crops to non-GM cultivars or weedy relatives may lead to the development of more aggressive weeds. We quantified the amount of gene flow from herbicide-tolerant GM rice (Protox GM, derived from the cultivar Dongjin) to three cultivars (Dongjin, Aranghyangchal and Hwaseong) and a weedy rice line. Gene flow frequency(More)
Gene flow from genetically modified (GM) crops to conventional non-GM crops is a serious concern for protection of conventional and organic farming. Gene flow from GM watermelon developed for rootstock use, containing cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV)-coat protein (CP) gene, to a non-GM isogenic control variety “Clhalteok” and grafted watermelon(More)
There is global concern about the environmental consequences associated with transgenic crops. Their effects on the soil ecosystem are of special interest when assessing ecological safety and integrity. Although many efforts have been made to develop crops genetically modified to have resistance to protoporphyrin oxidase (PPO)-inhibiting herbicides, little(More)
Fibrous roots of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) usually develop into both pencil and storage roots. To understand protein function in root development, a proteomic analysis was conducted on the pencil and storage roots of the light orange-fleshed sweetpotato cultivar, Yulmi. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis showed that expression of 30 protein(More)
Volunteers from genetically modified (GM) potatoes may pose an environmental problem if allowed to grow in the field after the annual crop is harvested. We tested whether they are more likely to produce volunteers than non-GM potatoes. Specifically, we compared the number of volunteers, number of tubers per plant, tuber size, and their vertical distribution(More)
DNA sequence analysis of the psbA gene encoding the D1 protein of photosystem II (PS II), the target site of PS II-inhibiting herbicides, identified a point mutation (Asn266 to Thr) in a bromoxynil-resistant Senecio vulgaris L. population collected from peppermint fields in Oregon. Although this mutation has been previously reported in Synechocystis, this(More)
Sorgoleone, found in the root exudates of sorghum [(Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], has been a subject of continued research. Sorgoleone production in grain sorghum roots was investigated under different growth conditions. Methanol was the most effective solvent for extracting sorgoleone from grain sorghum roots. Sorgoleone production is high in young(More)
We conducted a 2-year field assessment of the gene flow from genetically modified (GM) chili pepper (Capsicum annuum L.), containing the PepEST (pepper esterase) gene, to a non-GM control line “WT512” and two commercial hybrid cultivars, “Manidda” and “Cheongpung Myeongwol (CM).” After seeds were collected from the pollen-recipient non-GM plants, hybrids(More)
This study compares the differences in proteomes expressed in tuberous roots of a light orange-fleshed sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam. cultivar Yulmi) and a purple-fleshed sweetpotato cultivar (Shinjami). More than 370 protein spots were reproducibly detected by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, in which 35 spots were up-regulated (Yulmi vs.(More)
To analyze the persistence of the 35S promoter, nos terminator, and hpt, we buried the leaves and rootstocks of transgenic watermelons (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai) in 10 cm of soil. Qualitative and quantitative PCR analyses showed that the amount of transgenes in leaf samples was greatly decreased, by 70%, after 1 month, and only 2.5%(More)