Kee-Sun Shin

Chungnam National University, Daiden, Daejeon, South Korea

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    ABSTRACT: A novel, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, motile, endospore-forming, halophilic bacterial strain, J18(T), was isolated from a traditional salt-fermented seafood made of gizzard shad in Korea. Colonies were convex, cream-coloured and 1.0-2.0 mm in diameter after incubation for 3 days on marine agar. Growth occurred at pH 7.0-11.0 (optimum, pH 10.0), at 4-40 °C (optimum, 37 °C) and in the presence of 0-30% NaCl (optimum, 9-10%). On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain J18(T) was related most closely to Virgibacillus byunsanensis ISL-24(T) (96.3% similarity), Virgibacillus carmonensis LMG 20964(T) (96.2%), Virgibacillus halodenitrificans DSM 10037(T) (96.0%), Virgibacillus arcticus Hal 1(T) (95.5%) and Virgibacillus necropolis LMG 19488(T) (95.5%). The major fatty acids were anteiso-C(15:0) and anteiso-C(17:0). The DNA G+C content of strain J18(T) was 37.0 mol%. The cell-wall peptidoglycan was of the meso-diaminopimelic acid type. The major quinone was menaquinone 7 (MK-7). Based on phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic data, strain J18(T) is considered to represent a novel species of the genus Virgibacillus, for which the name Virgibacillus alimentarius sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is J18(T) (=KACC 14624(T) =JCM 16994(T)).
    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY 01/2011; 61(Pt 12):2851-5. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Chemical fungicides not only may pollute the ecosystem but also can be environmentally hazardous, as the chemicals accumulate in soil. Biological control is a frequently-used environment-friendly alternative to chemical pesticides in phytopathogen management. However, the use of microbial products as fungicides has limitations. This study isolated and characterized a three-antifungal-enzyme (chitinase, cellulase, and -1,3-glucanase)-producing bacterium, and examined the conditions required to optimize the production of the antifungal enzymes. METHOD AND RESULTS: The antifungal enzymes chitinase, cellulase, and -1,3-glucanase were produced by bacteria isolated from an sawmill in Korea. Based on the 16S ribosomal DNA sequence analysis, the bacterial strain AM50 was identical to Streptomyces sp. And their antifungal activity was optimized when Streptomyces sp. AM50 was grown aerobically in a medium composed of 0.4% chitin, 0.4% starch, 0.2% ammonium sulfate, 0.11% , 0.07% , 0.0001% , and 0.0001% at . A culture broth of Streptomyces sp. AM50 showed antifungal activity towards the hyphae of plant pathogenic fungi, including hyphae swelling and lysis in P. capsici, factors that may contribute to its suppression of plant pathogenic fungi. CONCLUSION(S): This study demonstrated the multiantifungal enzyme production by Streptomyces sp. AM50 for the biological control of major plant pathogens. Further studies will investigate the synergistic effect, to the growth regulations by biogenic amines and antifungal enzyme gene promoter.
    Korean Journal of Environmental Agriculture. 01/2011; 30(3).
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    ABSTRACT: A moderate halophile, strain X50(T), was isolated from mustard kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented food. The organism grew under conditions ranging from 0-15.0% (w/v) NaCl (optimum: 3.0%), pH 7.0-10.0 (optimum: pH 9.0) and 15-45°C (optimum: 37°C). The morphological, physiological, and biochemical features and the 16S rRNA gene sequences of strain X50(T) were characterized. Colonies of the isolate were creamcolored and the cells were rod-shaped. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that strain X50(T) belongs to the genus Oceanobacillus and is closely related phylogenetically to the type strain O. iheyensis HTE831(T) (98.9%) and O. oncorhynchi subsp. oncorhynchi R-2(T) (97.0%). The cellular fatty acid profiles predominately included anteiso-C(15:0) and iso-C(15:0). The G+C content of the genomic DNA of the isolate was 37.9 mol% and the major isoprenoid quinone was MK-7. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequences, DNA-DNA relatedness and physiological and biochemical tests indicated genotypic and phenotypic differences among strain X50(T) and reference species in the genus Oceanobacillus. Therefore, strain X50(T) was proposed as a novel species and named Oceanobacillus kimchii. The type strain of the new species is X50(T) (=JCM 16803(T) =KACC 14914(T) =DSM 23341(T)).
    The Journal of Microbiology 12/2010; 48(6):862-6. · 1.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A novel ascomycetous yeast, designated strain N7a-Y2(T), was isolated from soil collected in a potato field in Ochang, Korea, and its taxonomic position was studied. A neighbour-joining tree based on the D1/D2 domain of large-subunit rRNA gene sequences revealed that the isolate was a member of the Wickerhamomyces clade and that it was closely related to Wickerhamomyces bisporus, Candida quercuum, Candida ulmi and Wickerhamomyces alni. Strain N7a-Y2(T) formed Saturn-shaped ascospores in unconjugated and persistent asci. D1/D2 domain 26S rRNA gene sequence divergences of 11.0-21.1 % between strain N7a-Y2(T) and other members of the Wickerhamomyces clade indicate that the strain represents a novel species of the genus Wickerhamomyces, for which the name Wickerhamomyces ochangensis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is N7a-Y2(T) ( = KCTC 17870(T)  = CBS 11843(T)).
    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY 11/2010; 61(Pt 10):2543-6. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The ability of potato-derived major surface antigen of hepatitis B virus (P-HBsAg) to elicit antibody responses to different dosages of P-HBsAg ranging from 0.02 to 30 μg administered orally in mice was examined. All immunized groups produced specific serum IgG and fecal IgA antibodies against P-HBsAg, even at low levels (<5 μg), after administration of a 0.5-μg yeast-derived HBsAg (Y-HBsAg; LG Life Sciences, Republic of Korea) booster.
    Clinical and vaccine Immunology: CVI 10/2010; 17(12):2029-32. · 2.60 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: An actinobacterial strain, designated 72(T), was isolated from a traditional salt-fermented seafood in Korea. Colonies were coral red and cells were Gram-reaction-positive, non-motile rods. Strain 72(T) grew with 0-10 % (w/v) NaCl, at pH 7-10 and at 15-37 °C. Optimum growth conditions were 2 % NaCl, pH 7.0 and 30 °C. Phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that strain 72(T) belonged to the genus Dietzia. The major cellular fatty acids (>5 %) were C₁₆:₀, summed feature 3 (comprising C₁₆:₁ω6c and/or C₁₆:₁ω7c), 10-methyl C₁₈:₀, C₁₇:₀, C₁₉:₀ and C₁₈:₁ω9c. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis and DNA-DNA hybridization, coupled with physiological and biochemical tests, revealed genotypic and phenotypic differences between strain 72(T) and other members of the genus Dietzia. Based on these data, strain 72(T) represents a novel species, for which the name Dietzia alimentaria sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 72(T) ( = JCM 16360(T)  = KACC 21126(T)).
    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY 10/2010; 61(Pt 9):2254-8. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-negative, nonmotile and rod-shaped bacterial strain was isolated from the rhizosphere of Platycodon grandiflorum in a study of bacterial diversity, and its taxonomic position was investigated by a genotypic and phenotypic analysis. This isolate, designated as DR-f4, grew at 4-30 degrees C (optimally at 20-25 degrees C) and in the presence of 0-1% (w/v) NaCl. It contained MK-7 as the predominant menaquinone. The isolate had activities of catalase, oxidase and beta-galactosidase and hydrolyzed aesculin, casein, carboxymethyl-cellulose, starch and L-tyrosine. The major cellular fatty acids were summed feature 3 (C(16:1)omega7c and/or iso-C(15:0) 2OH) and iso-C(15:0). The DNA G+C content was 42.6 mol%. This isolate belonged to the genus Mucilaginibacter based on phylogenetic analysis using 16S rRNA gene sequences. The nearest phylogenetic neighbors of strain DR-f4(T) were Mucilaginibacter lappiensis ANJL12(T) and Mucilaginibacter rigui WPCB133(T), with 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity levels of 96.9% and 96.4%, respectively. The genotypic and phenotypic evidence suggests that strain DR-f4(T) should be classified as a novel species, for which the name Mucilaginibacter dorajii sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain for the novel species is DR-f4(T) (=KACC 14556(T)=JCM 16601(T)).
    FEMS Microbiology Letters 08/2010; 309(2):130-5. · 2.05 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Strain M1-8(T) was isolated from jeotgal, a Korean salt-fermented food. Cells were aerobic, non-motile, Gram-reaction-positive and rod-shaped. Colonies were cream-coloured and circular with entire margins. Strain M1-8(T) exhibited optimal growth at 25-30 °C and pH 7.0-8.0 and in 0-4  % (w/v) NaCl. The strain tolerated up to 10.0 mM Cr(VI). Phylogenetic analyses of 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain M1-8(T) represents a novel species in the genus Leucobacter. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of M1-8(T) exhibited 98.1  % similarity to that of Leucobacter chromiireducens subsp. chromiireducens L-1(T). The new isolate was clustered with Leucobacter species on a 16S rRNA gene sequence-based phylogenetic tree. The chromosomal DNA G+C content of strain M1-8(T) was 62.8 %. Its cell-wall peptidoglycan contained 2,4-diaminobutyric acid, glutamic acid, alanine, glycine and γ-aminobutyric acid. The major menaquinone was MK-11 and the predominant fatty acids were anteiso-C₁₅:₀ (63.6 %), anteiso-C₁₇:₀ (16.7 %) and iso-C₁₆:₀ (14.2  %). The polar lipid profile of strain M1-8(T) contained diphosphatidylglycerol and one unknown glycolipid. Significant genotypic and phenotypic differences were found between strain M1-8(T) and other Leucobacter species. These differentiating characteristics indicate that strain M1-8(T) represents a novel species of the genus Leucobacter, for which the name Leucobacter salsicius sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is M1-8(T) (=KACC 21127(T) =JCM 16362(T)).
    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY 04/2010; 61(Pt 3):502-6. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Strain 104(T) was isolated from a traditional salt-fermented seafood in Korea. It was a Gram-positive, non-motile, coccus-shaped bacterium. It formed lemon-yellow, opaque colonies that were circular with entire margins. Optimal growth occurred at 30-37 °C, pH 7-8 and in the presence of 0-2 % (w/v) NaCl. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences from strain 104(T) and reference species of the genus Kocuria indicated that strain 104(T) formed an independent line. The G+C content of the chromosomal DNA was 60.6 mol%. MK-7 was the major menaquinone and the predominant fatty acids were anteiso-C(15 : 0) (76.7 %), anteiso-C(17 : 0) (10.9 %) and iso-C(16 : 0) (4.5 %). Strain 104(T) was most closely related to Kocuria rhizophila TA68(T) (98.9 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity). The DNA-DNA hybridization value between strain 104(T) and K. rhizophila TA68(T) was 14.1±3.4 %. On the basis of this polyphasic taxonomic analysis, strain 104(T) appears to represent a novel species in the genus Kocuria. The name Kocuria salsicia sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is 104(T) (=KACC 21128(T)=JCM 16361(T)).
    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC AND EVOLUTIONARY MICROBIOLOGY 03/2010; 61(Pt 2):286-9. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Strain S22(T), a novel cellulolytic bacterium was isolated from the rhizosphere of pine trees. This isolate was Gram-reaction positive, motile and rods, and formed terminal or subterminal ellipsoidal spores. S22(T) represented positive activity for catalase, oxidase, esterase (C4), esterase lipase (C8), beta-galactosidase, leucine arylamidase, and hydrolysis of esculin. It contained meso-diaminopimelic acid as the diagnostic dia-mino acid in the cell-wall. The predominant isoprenoid quinone was menaquinone 7 (MK-7), and the major cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C(15:0) (52.9%), iso-Ci(16:0) (11.3%), and iso-C(15:0) (10.0%). The DNA G+C content was 43.3 mol%. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that this isolate belonged to the family Paenibacillaceae. S22(T) exhibited less than 97.0% 16S rRNA gene similarity with all relative type strains in the genus Paenibacillus, and the most closely related strains were Paenibacillus anaericanus MH21(T) and Paenibacillus ginsengisoli Gsoil 1638(T), with equal similarities of 95.8%. This polyphasic evidence suggested that strain S22(T) should be considered a novel species in the genus Paenibacillus, for which the name, Paenibacillus pini sp. nov., is proposed. The type strain is S22(T) (=KCTC 13694(T) =KACC 14198(T) =JCM 16418(T)).
    The Journal of Microbiology 12/2009; 47(6):699-704. · 1.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-positive and endospore-forming bacterial strain, designated S4(T), was isolated from the rhizosphere of ferns in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. This isolate is strictly aerobic, motile, and rod-like in shape, and it is positive for catalase, oxidase, esterase lipase, and beta-galactosidase activities. In addition, this strain grows when cultured at temperatures between 15 and 37 degrees C and at pH values ranging from 5.5 to 9.0. The DNA G+C content was determined to be 53.2 mol%. Strain S4(T) has meso-diaminopimelic acid in the cell-wall peptidoglycan; it also contains menaquinone 7 (MK-7) as the predominant isoprenoid quinone and anteiso-C(15:0) (57.5%), iso-C(16:0) (11.3%), and C(16:0) (9.4%) as the major cellular fatty acids. Phylogenetic analysis based on alignments of the 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that S4(T) is affiliated with a cluster of strains within the genus Paenibacillaceae and is most closely related to Paenibacillus chinjuensis WN9(T), with 96.8% similarity. Based on the phylogenetic and phenotypic characteristics of strain S4(T), we believe that this isolate should be distinguished from all type species of the genus Paenibacillus and should thus represent a novel taxon within the genus Paenibacillus. We propose naming this type species Paenibacillus filicis sp. nov. for the rhizosphere isolate; the type strain will be known as S4(T) (=KCTC 13693(T) =KACC 14197(T) =JCM 16417(T)).
    The Journal of Microbiology 10/2009; 47(5):524-9. · 1.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped, motile, oxidase-positive, catalase-negative bacterium, designated strain BL03(T), was isolated from landfill soil in Pohang, Republic of Korea. Colonies on Luria-Bertani agar plates were yellow. The strain grew in the presence of 0-3 % (w/v) NaCl, at 15-42 degrees C and at pH 5.0-9.5. The predominant ubiquinone was Q-10, and the major cellular fatty acids were C(17 : 1)omega6c, C(15 : 0) 2-OH and C(18 : 1)omega7c. Polar lipids detected were phosphatidylmonomethylethanolamine, diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol, sphingoglycolipid and an unknown glycolipid. Spermidine was identified as the major polyamine component. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain BL03(T) belongs to the genus Sphingopyxis with high sequence similarity to Sphingopyxis taejonensis JSS54(T) (97.8 %), Sphingopyxis alaskensis RB2256(T) (97.4 %) and Sphingopyxis chilensis S37(T) (96.9 %). Levels of DNA-DNA relatedness between strain BL03(T) and the above three type strains were only 10.3-40.3 %. The DNA G+C content of strain BL03(T) was 65.9 mol%. Based on the data presented, strain BL03(T) is considered to represent a novel species of the genus Sphingopyxis, for which the name Sphingopyxis soli sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is BL03(T) (=KCTC 22405(T) =JCM 15910(T)).
    International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 10/2009; 60(Pt 7):1682-6. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A novel cellulolytic bacterium, strain S23(T), was isolated from the rhizosphere of the pine trees in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. This isolate was Gram-positive, strictly aerobic, rod-shaped, catalase-negative, oxidase-positive, motile by means of peritrichous flagella, and tested positive for alkaline phosphatase, esterase lipase, leucine arylamidase, alpha-galactosidase, and beta-galactosidase activities. The DNA G+C content was 49.5 mol%. The main cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C(15:0) (51.9%), iso-C(16:0) (14.7%), and iso-C(15:0) (13.2%). The major isoprenoid quinone was menaquinone 7 (MK-7). Diagnostic diamino acid in the cell-wall pepti-doglycan was meso-diaminopimelic acid. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis showed that this strain clustered with Paenibacillus species. The 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity values between S23(T) and other Paenibacillus species were between 89.9% and 95.9%, and S23(T) was most closely related to Paenibacillus tarimensis SA-7-6(T). On the basis of phylogenetic and phenotypic properties of strain S23(T), the isolate is considered as a novel species belonging to the genus Paenibacillus. Therefore, the name, Paenibacillus pinihumi sp. nov., is proposed for the rhizosphere isolate; the type strain is S23(T) (=KCTC 13695(T) =KACC 14199(T) =JCM 16419(T)).
    The Journal of Microbiology 10/2009; 47(5):530-5. · 1.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A novel, moderately halophilic bacterium belonging to the genus Salinicoccus was isolated from crabs preserved in soy sauce: a traditional Korean fermented seafood. Colonies of strain Crm(T) were ivory and the cells were non-motile, Gram-positive cocci. The organism was non-sporulating, catalase-positive and oxidase-negative. The major fatty acids of strain Crm(T) were iso-C(15 : 0) (22.0 %), anteiso-C(15 : 0) (40.6 %) and anteiso-C(17 : 0) (12.1 %). The cell wall peptidoglycan contained lysine and glycine, and the major isoprenoid quinone was MK-6. The polar lipids were phosphatidylglycerol, diphosphatidylglycerol and an unidentified glycolipid. The genomic DNA G+C content was 47.8 mol%. Strain Crm(T) was closely related to the type strain of Salinicoccus halodurans, with which it shared 96.9 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity. The DNA-DNA hybridization value between strains Crm(T) and S. halodurans DSM 19336(T) was 7.6 %. Based on phenotypic, genetic and phylogenetic data, strain Crm(T) should be classified as a novel species within the genus Salinicoccus , for which the name Salinicoccus carnicancri sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is Crm(T) (=KCTC 13301(T) =JCM 15796(T)).
    International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 09/2009; 60(Pt 3):653-8. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-staining-positive, aerobic, non-motile and rod-shaped bacterium, designated P27(T), was isolated from a traditional fermented seafood. The isolate grew optimally with 0-2.0 % (w/v) NaCl and at pH 6-7 and 30 degrees C. The predominant menaquinones were MK-12 and MK-11. The major cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C(17 : 0), anteiso-C(15 : 0) and iso-C(16 : 0). The major cell-wall sugars were galactose, mannose and rhamnose. The peptidoglycan amino acids of strain P27(T) were 2,4-diaminobutyric acid, alanine, glutamic acid and glycine. The major polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol and an unidentified glycolipid. The genomic DNA G+C content of strain P27(T) was 69.0 mol%. Based on its 16S rRNA gene sequence, strain P27(T) showed highest pairwise similarity with Agromyces cerinus subsp. cerinus JCM 9083(T) (97.0 % similarity). Based on phenotypic, genotypic and phylogenetic studies, strain P27(T) represents a novel species in the genus Agromyces, for which the name Agromyces atrinae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is P27(T) (=KCTC 19593(T) =JCM 15913(T)).
    International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 09/2009; 60(Pt 5):1056-9. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-positive, aerobic, non-motile and coccoid actinobacterium, designated P31(T), was isolated from a traditional, fermented seafood. The strain was catalase-positive and oxidase-negative. Cells grew in the presence of 0-15.0 % (w/v) NaCl, and at pH 5-10 and 15-37 degrees C. Major cellular fatty acids were anteiso-C(15 : 0), anteiso-C(17 : 0) and iso-C(16 : 0). Strain P31(T) contained MK-7 as the predominant menaquinone. The DNA G+C content of the genomic DNA of strain P31(T) was 65.2 mol%. A phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that strain P31(T) was most closely related to Kocuria kristinae DSM 20032(T), with 96.9 % similarity, and these two strains clustered together in constructed phylogenetic trees. The DNA-DNA hybridization value between strain P31(T) and K. kristinae DSM 20032(T) was 21.1 %. On the basis of the phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic data, it is suggested that strain P31(T) represents a novel species of the genus Kocuria, for which the name Kocuria koreensis sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is P31(T) (=KCTC 19595(T)=JCM 15915(T)).
    International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 08/2009; 60(Pt 1):140-3. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-negative micro-organism, designated strain B7(T), was isolated from tidal flat sediment and subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study involving morphological, physiological, biochemical and 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses. A phylogenetic analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence indicated that strain B7(T) belonged to the genus Paracoccus and was closely related phylogenetically to Paracoccus marcusii MH1(T) (97.5 % sequence similarity), Paracoccus marinus KKL-A5(T) (97.5 %), Paracoccus haeundaensis BC74171(T) (97.3 %), Paracoccus carotinifaciens E-396(T) (97.3 %), Paracoccus homiensis DD-R11(T) (97.2 %), Paracoccus seriniphilus MBT-A4(T) (96.9 %) and other type strains of the genus Paracoccus (95.2-96.7 %). The G+C content of the genomic DNA and the major isoprenoid quinone of the type strain were 62.0 mol% and ubiquinone-10, respectively. The major fatty acid components were C(18 : 1)omega7c (68.9 %) and C(18 : 0) (18.1 %); this profile, with C(18 : 1)omega7c as the predominant fatty acid, was characteristic of members of the genus Paracoccus. The 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, DNA-DNA hybridization studies and physiological and biochemical tests identified genotypic and phenotypic differences between strain B7(T) and recognized Paracoccus species. On the basis of these data, therefore, strain B7(T) represents a novel species of the genus Paracoccus, for which the name Paracoccus aestuarii sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is B7(T) (=KCTC 22049(T)=DSM 19484(T)=JCM 15119(T)).
    International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 05/2009; 59(Pt 4):790-4. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A novel Gram-negative and rod-shaped bacterium, designated N8(T), was isolated from tidal flat sediment. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that N8(T) strain is associated with the family Phyllobacteriaceae: two uncultured clones (98.4 and 99.8% 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity) and the genus Mesorhizobium (< or =97.0%). The novel strain formed a separate clade with uncultured clones in the phylogenetic tree based on 16S rRNA gene sequences. Cellular fatty acid profiles predominately comprised C(18:1) omega7c and C(19:0) cyclo omega8c. The major isoprenoid quinone is ubiquinone-10 and genomic DNA G+C content is 53.4 mol%. The polyphasic taxonomic study indicates that the novel strain N8(T) represents a novel species of the new genus in the family Phyllobacteriaceae, named Aliihoeflea aestuarii. The type strain is N8(T) (= KCTC 22052(T)= JCM 15118(T)= DSM 19536(T)).
    The Journal of Microbiology 10/2008; 46(5):594-8. · 1.28 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A Gram-negative, non-spore-forming, non-motile, yellow-pigmented, strictly aerobic bacterial strain, designated En5(T), was isolated from the East Sea of Korea and was subjected to a polyphasic taxonomy study. Strain En5(T) grew optimally at 30 degrees C, in the presence of 1-3 % (w/v) NaCl and at pH 5.3-7.6. The major respiratory lipoquinone was MK-6 and the major fatty acids were iso-C(15 : 0), iso-C(17 : 0) 3-OH and iso-C(17 : 1)omega9c. The DNA G+C content of strain En5(T) was 30.1 mol%. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain En5(T) formed a distinct evolutionary lineage within the family Flavobacteriaceae and shared 93 % sequence similarity with the type strains of both Galbibacter mesophilus and Zhouia amylolytica. On the basis of its phenotypic and phylogenetic properties, strain En5(T) is suggested to represent a novel species of a new genus in the family Flavobacteriaceae, for which the name Joostella marina gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is En5(T) (=KCTC 12518(T)=DSM 19592(T)=CGMCC 1.6973(T)).
    International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 06/2008; 58(Pt 6):1388-92. · 2.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Vinclozolin, an endocrine disrupting chemical, is a chlorinated fungicide widely used to control fungal diseases. However, its metabolite 3,5-dichloroaniline is more toxic and persistent than the parent vinclozolin. For the biodegradation of vinclozolin, vinclozolin- and/or 3,5-dichloroaniline-degrading bacteria were isolated from pesticide-polluted agriculture soil. Among the isolated bacteria, a Rhodococcus sp. was identified from a 16S rDNA sequence analysis and named Rhodococcus sp. T1-1. The degradation ratios for vinclozolin or 3,5- dichloroaniline in a minimal medium containing vinclozolin (200 microg/ml) or 3,5-dichloroaniline (120 microg/ml) were 90% and 84.1%, respectively. Moreover, Rhodococcus sp. T1-1 also showed an effective capability to biodegrade dichloroaniline isomers on enrichment cultures in which they were contained. Therefore, these results suggest that Rhodococcus sp. T1-1 can bioremediate vinclozolin as well as 3,5-dichloroaniline.
    Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 03/2008; 18(2):343-9. · 1.40 Impact Factor

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Institutions

  • 2013
    • Chungnam National University
      Daiden, Daejeon, South Korea
  • 2011–2013
    • Chungbuk National University
      • Department of Microbiology
      Tyundyu, North Chungcheong, South Korea
  • 2006–2013
    • Andong National University
      • School of Bioresource Sciences
      Andong, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
  • 2012
    • Daejeon University
      Daiden, Daejeon, South Korea
  • 2009–2012
    • Kyung Hee University
      • • Department of Life and Nanopharmaceutical Science
      • • Department of Biology
      Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2002–2011
    • Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology KRIBB
      • Biological Resource Center
      Ansan, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • 2008
    • Fudan University
      • Department of Microbiology and Microbial Engineering
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China