Soon Gyu Hong

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A gene for the Alternaria major allergen, Alt a 1, was amplified from 52 species of Alternaria and related genera, and sequence information was used for phylogenetic study. Alt a 1 gene sequences evolved 3.8 times faster and contained 3.5 times more parsimony-informative sites than glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (gpd) sequences. Analyses of Alt a(More)
ABSTRACT Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lactucae, causal agent of Fusarium wilt of lettuce, is a serious pathogen recently reported in Arizona. Sequence analysis of the mitochondrial small subunit (mtSSU), translation elongation factor 1-alpha (EF-1alpha) gene, and the nuclear ribosomal DNA intergenic spacer (IGS) region was conducted to resolve relationships(More)
Characteristics and structures of mt SSU rDNA were investigated for the phylogenetic study of Ganoderma. Phylogenetic information was concentrated mostly in the V1, V4, V5, V6 and V9 variable domains, but informative sites in conserved domains also significantly contributed in resolving phylogenetic relationships between Ganoderma groups. Secondary(More)
Two novel spore-forming bacteria with broad antimicrobial activity were isolated from roots of Perilla frutescens. The isolates, SD17(T) and SD18, were facultatively anaerobic and showed variable Gram reaction. Growth was observed between 20 and 45 degrees C. DNA G+C content of SD17(T) was 51.7 mol%, and the major fatty acid was anteiso-C(15 : 0) (54.1 %).(More)
A Gram-negative, non-motile, aerobic bacterium, designated strain KOPRI 20941(T), was isolated from a sample of marine sediment from Ny Alesund, Spitsbergen, Norway. A phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that the Arctic isolate nested within the genus Maribacter and showed the highest sequence similarity (98.1 %) with respect to(More)
A Gram-staining-negative, catalase- and oxidase-positive, non-motile bacterium, designated strain KOPRI 21160(T), was isolated from Antarctic soil. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain KOPRI 21160(T) was found to belong to the genus Polaribacter. Sequence similarity between strain KOPRI 21160(T) and the type strains of species of the genus(More)
Extracts from five Antarctic lichens (L3, Stereocaulon alpinum; L5, Ramalina terebrata; L6, Caloplaca sp.; L8, Lecanora sp.; and L17, Caloplaca regalis) were tested for antimicrobial activities against several clinically important microbes by disk diffusion. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of each extract was determined by a broth dilution(More)
There has been a systematic need to seek adequate phylogenetic markers that can be applied in phylogenetic analyses of fungal taxa at various levels. The mitochondrial small subunit ribosomal DNA (mt SSU rDNA) is generally considered to be one of the molecules that are appropriate for phylogenetic analyses at a family level. In order to obtain universal(More)
Antioxidant agents prevent reactive oxygen species, which can cause degenerative diseases. Natural antioxidants are preferred over many synthetic antioxidants, which can be toxic, for therapeutic applications. Five lichen species were collected from King George Island, Antarctica. Antioxidant activities as assessed by DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl)(More)
Accurate identification of Alternaria spp. is dependent upon the production of diagnostic morphological characters under defined cultural conditions and the proper assessment of character variation. This process is often compromised by variation in laboratory facilities and technical expertise. To assist taxon identification and phylogenetic studies,(More)