Sun-Hee Hong

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BACKGROUND The main tool to discover novel microbial eukaryotes is the rRNA approach. This approach has important biases, including PCR discrimination against certain rRNA gene species, which makes molecular inventories skewed relative to the source communities. The degree of this bias has not been quantified, and it remains unclear whether species missed(More)
Mycolic acid-producing bacteria isolated from the respiratory tract of human and non-human mammals were recently assigned as a distinct genus, Segniliparus, because they diverge from rhodococci and mycobacteria in genetic and chemical features. Using high accuracy mass spectrometry, we determined the chemical composition of 65 homologous mycolic acids in(More)
Isolate W14T recovered from a household tooth brush holder was found to be gram-negative, a facultative anaerobic, non-motile, capsulated, and a non-endospore-forming straight rod. Based on phylogenetic analysis with 16S rRNA gene sequence, isolate W14T was affiliated to the genus Klebsiella. The closest phylogenetic relative was K. oxytoca with 99 %(More)
In August 2013, blossom blight and wet rot were observed on flowers of Abelmoschus manihot in a private garden in Hongcheon County, Korea. The fungus initially infected fading flower petals, then expanded to encompass entire flowers and finally resulted in flower desiccation and fall. The causal fungus was identified by morphological characterization and(More)
Two species of the genus Deinococcus, namely Deinococcus wulumuqiensis Wang et al. 2010 and Deinococcus xibeiensis Wang et al. 2010, were simultaneously proposed and described in the same publication. However, the identical 16S rRNA gene sequence of the two type strains strongly raised the probability of their relatedness at the species level. Thus, the(More)
Leaf spot was observed on garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) in Yesan, Korea, in 2008. Based on the morphological characteristics of the fungus and the host genus, the isolate was identified as Septoria phlogis. Internal transcribed spacer sequences of rDNA of the isolate confirmed its close affinity to previously known species of Septoria. In 2010 and 2011,(More)
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