Myung Kyum Kim

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The taxonomic positions of six strains (including the type strain) of Chryseobacterium meningosepticum (King 1959) Vandamme et al. 1994 and the type strain of Chryseobacterium miricola Li et al. 2004 were re-evaluated by using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Phylogenetic analysis, based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing, showed that the strains represent a(More)
More than seventy strains of aerobic bacteria showing beta-glucosidase activity were isolated from a ginseng field, using a newly designed Esculin-R2A agar, and identified by their 16S rRNA gene sequences. Of these microorganisms, twelve strains could convert the major ginsenoside, Rb(1), to the pharmaceutically active minor ginsenoside Rd. Three strains,(More)
A Gram-negative, non-motile bacterium, designated MJ17(T), was isolated from sludge at the Daejeon sewage disposal plant in South Korea. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that strain MJ17(T) belonged to the genus Paracoccus in the family Rhodobacteraceae of the class Alphaproteobacteria. 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities between strain(More)
Ginseng saponin, the most important secondary metabolite in ginseng, has various pharmacological activities. Many studies have been directed towards converting major ginsenosides to the more active minor ginsenoside, Rg3. Due to the difficulty in preparing ginsenoside Rg3 enzymatically, the compound has been mainly produced by either acid treatment or(More)
A Gram-positive, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped and non-motile bacterium, strain Gsoil 355(T), was isolated from soil of a ginseng field in South Korea. In phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences, strain Gsoil 355(T) showed the highest levels of sequence similarity with respect to Solirubrobacter pauli B33D1(T) (97.4 %), Conexibacter woesei(More)
The taxonomic positions of two environmental isolates from South Korea were established using a combination of genotypic and phenotypic data. The organisms, designated PB314(T) and Ho-08(T), were Gram-negative, rod-shaped and non-spore-forming and had chemotaxonomic properties consistent with their classification in the genus Deinococcus 16S rRNA gene tree,(More)
The effects of thidiazuron (TDZ) on adventitious bud and shoot formation from hypocotyl segments of sweetgum (Liquidambar styracifiua) were tested alone and in combination with 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). The combination of 1 mg/1 TDZ with 0.01 mg/l 2,4-D resulted in the highest frequency of bud production. Lower concentrations of TDZ stimulated(More)
Two Gram-reaction-negative, motile bacteria, designated strains MJ01(T) and MJ14, were isolated from sludge collected from the Daejeon sewage disposal plant in South Korea. The taxonomic positions of both strains were determined using a polyphasic approach. In phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences, strains MJ01(T) and MJ14 appeared(More)
The expressed sequence tags (ESTs) referenced in this report are the first transcriptomes in a leaf from a half-shade ginseng plant. A cDNA library was constructed from samples of the leaves of 4-year-old Panax ginseng plants, which were cultured in a field. The 2,896 P. ginseng cDNA clones represent 1,576 unique sequences, consisting of 1,167 singletons(More)
A bacterial strain, TR7-06(T), which has cellulase and beta-glucosidase activities, was isolated from compost at a cattle farm near Daejeon, Republic of Korea. It was a Gram-positive, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, non-motile, rod-shaped bacterium. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that this strain belongs to the genus(More)