Myounghai Kwak

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Domesticated materials with well-known wild relatives provide an experimental system to reveal how human selection during cultivation affects genetic composition and adaptation to novel environments. In this paper, our goal was to elucidate how two geographically distinct domestication events modified the structure and level of genetic diversity in common(More)
In a common bean plant exhibiting determinate growth, the terminal shoot meristem switches from a vegetative to reproductive state, resulting in a terminal inflorescence. Contrary to this, indeterminate growth habit results in a terminal meristem that remains vegetative where it further regulates the production of lateral vegetative and reproductive growth.(More)
Mesoamerican food agriculture is defi ned by the milpa cropping system, consisting of maize (Zea mays L.), common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), and squash (Cucurbita spp.). In recent years, a domestication center for maize has been proposed in the Balsas River basin in west-central Mexico, raising the question whether the Balsas basin was also the center of(More)
Determinacy and photoperiod insensitivity are agronomically important traits, selected during or after domestication in common bean. Determinacy reduces aboveground plant biomass and accelerates and synchronizes flowering. Photoperiod insensitivity allows common bean to be grown at higher latitudes under long days. In this study, we attempted to identify(More)
The cultivated soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] is widely considered to descend from the wild soybean (G. soja Sieb. & Zucc.). This study was designed to evaluate the genetic variability and differentiation between G. soja and G. max, and to detect signatures of the selection that may have occurred during the domestication process from G. soja to G. max. A(More)
BACKGROUND Microsatellites, a special class of repetitive DNA sequence, have become one of the most popular genetic markers for population/conservation genetic studies. However, its application to endangered species has been impeded by high development costs, a lack of available sequences, and technical difficulties. The water deer Hydropotes inermis is the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The actual number of domestications of a crop is one of the key questions in domestication studies. Answers to this question have generally been based on relationships between wild progenitors and domesticated descendants determined with anonymous molecular markers. In this study, this question was investigated by determining the number(More)
Pod dehiscence (PD) prior to harvest results in serious yield loss in soybean. Two linkage maps with simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers were independently constructed using recombinant inbred lines (RILs) developed from Keunolkong (pod-dehiscent) × Sinpaldalkong (pod-indehiscent) and Keunolkong × Iksan 10 (pod-indehiscent). These soybean RIL populations(More)
The Manchurian trout, Brachymystax lenok tsinlingensis, is endangered in Korea, where the southern range limit for this cold-freshwater fish occurs. In this study, the complete mitochondrial genome of Korean B. lenok tsinlingensis was sequenced and its genetic characteristics were identified. The mitogenome of B. lenok tsinlingensis comprises 16,748 base(More)
To identify species based on samples without recognizable morphological characteristics, DNA-based approaches are the best option. Here, we describe two cases of the determination of species and geographical origin of wildlife specimens under the regulation of international treaties and domestic laws related to wildlife management in South Korea. First,(More)