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Journal of Species Research
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Volume 4, Issue spc - Dec 2015
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Limoniinae crane flies (Diptera: Limoniidae) new to Korea
Podenas, Sigitas ; Byun, Hye-Woo ; Kim, Sam-Kyu ;
Journal of Species Research, volume 4, issue 2, 2015, Pages 61~96
DOI : 10.12651/JSR.2015.4.2.061
Korean species of Achyrolimonia Alexander, 1965, Discobola Osten Sacken, 1865, Elephantomyia Osten Sacken, 1860, Geranomyia Haliday 1833, Helius Lepeletier and Serville, 1828 (in Latreille et al., 1833), Libnotes Westwood, 1876 and Trentepohlia Bigot, 1854 crane flies (Diptera: Limoniidae) are taxonomically revised. Genera Elephantomyia and Trentepohlia, subgenus Libnotes (Afrolimonia) Alexander, 1965, species Achyrolimonia basispina (Alexander, 1924), Geranomyia multipuncta Alexander, 1922, Helius (Helius) nipponensis (Alexander, 1913), Libnotes (Libnotes) amatrix (Alexander, 1922), L. (L.) longistigma Alexander, 1921, and L. (L.) puella Alexander, 1925 are new records for the Korean peninsula. Genera Discobola Osten Sacken, 1865, Geranomyia Haliday, 1833 and Libnotes Westwood, 1876 are new records for South Korea. Identification keys, redescriptions and illustrations of all species and both sexes, if they were found in Korea, are presented.
A report of 29 unrecorded bacterial species in Korea, belonging to the Alphaproteobacteria
Liu, Qingmei ; Kim, Seung-Bum ; Cho, Jang-Cheon ; Yoon, Jung-Hoon ; Joh, Ki-seong ; Cha, Chang-Jun ; Chun, Jong-sik ; Seong, Chi-Nam ; Bae, Jin-Woo ; Jahng, Kwang-Yeop ; Jeon, Che-Ok ; Im, Wan-Taek ;
Journal of Species Research, volume 4, issue 2, 2015, Pages 97~108
DOI : 10.12651/JSR.2015.4.2.097
As a subset study to discover indigenous prokaryotic species in Korea, a total of 29 bacterial strains assigned to the classes Alphaproteobacteria were isolated from various environmental samples collected from plant root, ginseng soil, forest soil, marsh, mud flat, freshwater and seawater. From the high 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity (>99.1%) and formation of a robust phylogenetic clade with the closest species, it was determined that each strain belonged to each independent and predefined bacterial species. There is no official report that these 29 species included in Alphaproteobacteria is have been described in Korea; therefore 14 species of 9 genera in the order Rhizobiales, 7 species of 6 genera in the order Sphingomonadales and 4 species of 2 genera in the order Caulobacterales and 3 species in the order Rhodobacterales and 1 species in the order Rhodospirillales found in Korea. Gram reaction, colony and cell morphology, basic biochemical characteristics, isolation source, and strain IDs are also described in the species description section.
A report of 39 unrecorded bacterial species in Korea, belonging to the Betaproteobacteria and Gammaproteobacteria
Choi, Ahyoung ; Bae, Jin-Woo ; Cha, Chang-Jun ; Chun, Jongsik ; Im, Wan-Taek ; Jahng, Kwang Yeop ; Jeon, Che Ok ; Joh, Kiseong ; Kim, Seung Bum ; Seong, Chi Nam ; Yoon, Jung-Hoon ; Cho, Jang-Cheon ;
Journal of Species Research, volume 4, issue 2, 2015, Pages 109~126
DOI : 10.12651/JSR.2015.4.2.109
As a subset study to discover indigenous prokaryotic species in Korea, a total of 39 bacterial strains assigned to the classes Betaproteobacteria and Gammaproteobacteria were isolated from diverse environmental samples collected from soil, tidal flat, freshwater, seawater, seaweed, wetland, plant roots, guts of insects, and fermented foods. From the high 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity (>99.1%) and formation of a robust phylogenetic clade with the closest species, it was determined that each strain belonged to each independent and predefined bacterial species. There is no official report that these 39 species have been described in Korea; therefore 4 species of 4 genera in the order Burkholderiales and 1 species in the order Neisseriales within the class Betaproteobacteria, and 10 species of 6 genera in the order Alteromonadales, 11 species of 3 genera in the order Pseudomonadales, 4 species of 4 genera in the order Enterobacteriales, 2 species of 2 genera in the order Vibrionales, 1 species in the order Aeromonadales, 3 species of 3 genera in the order Oceanospirillales, 2 species of 2 genera in the order Xanthomonadales, and 1 species in the order Chromatiales within the Gammaproteobacteia are reported for proteobacterial species found in Korea. Gram reaction, colony and cell morphology, basic biochemical characteristics, isolation source, and strain IDs are also described in the species description section.
Report on 24 unrecorded bacterial species of Korea belonging to the phylum Firmicutes
Han, Ji-Hye ; Joung, Yochan ; Kim, Tae-Su ; Bae, Jin-Woo ; Cha, Chang-Jun ; Chun, Jongsik ; Im, Wan-Taek ; Jahng, Kwang Yeop ; Jeon, Che Ok ; Joh, Kiseong ; Seong, Chi Nam ; Yoon, Jung-Hoon ; Cho, Jang-Cheon ; Kim, Seung Bum ;
Journal of Species Research, volume 4, issue 2, 2015, Pages 127~136
DOI : 10.12651/JSR.2015.4.2.127
As an outcome of the study on the bacterial species diversity in Korea, we report 24 unrecorded bacterial species of Korea belonging to the phylum Firmicutes. The unrecorded species excavated through this study were assigned to 12 different genera of 7 families, namely Bacillus, Halobacillus, Lysinibacillus and Thalassobacillus of Bacillaceae, Brevibacillus and Paenibacillus of Paenibacillaceae, Viridibacillus of Planococcaceae, Salinicoccus and Staphylococcus of Staphylococcaceae, Enterococcus of Enterococcaceae, Lactobacillus of Lactobacillaceae, and Lactococcus of Streptococcaceae, respectively. The bacterial isolates were obtained from various ecosystems in Korea. The isolates were identified based on 16S rRNA gene sequences, and those exhibiting at least 99% sequence similarity with known bacterial species but never reported in Korea were selected as unrecorded species. The selected isolates were subjected to further taxonomic characterization including the analysis of cell shape and fine structure using electron microscope, colony color and shapes, enzyme activities and carbon source utilization. The descriptive information on the 24 unrecorded species are provided.
Report on 14 unrecorded bacterial species in Korea that belong to the phyla Bacteroidetes and Deinococcus-Thermus
Chun, Jeesun ; Bae, Jin-Woo ; Cha, Chang-Jun ; Cho, Jang-Cheon ; Chun, Jongsik ; Im, Wan-Taek ; Jeon, Che Ok ; Joh, Kiseong ; Kim, Seung Bum ; Seong, Chi Nam ; Yoon, Jung-Hoon ; Jahng, Kwang Yeop ;
Journal of Species Research, volume 4, issue 2, 2015, Pages 137~144
DOI : 10.12651/JSR.2015.4.2.137
As a result of the research project 'Survey and excavation of Korean indigenous species' to secure unrecorded species in Korea, a total of 14 unreported bacterial strains assigned to the phyla Deinococcus-Thermus and Bacteroidetes were isolated from various environmental habitats all around Korea. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity and affiliation to the clade with the closest species, it was concluded that the isolates represent deep groups of the phyla Deinococcus-Thermus and Bacteroidetes. There have been no records about these 14 unreported species in Korea; therefore 2 species of 2 genera in the class Deinococci within the phylum Deinococcus-Thermus, and 11 species of 9 genera in the class Flavobacteriia and one species in one genus in the class Sphigobacteriia within the phylum Bacteroidetes are described as unreported species found in Korea. Gram staining reaction, morphological and other biochemical characteristics are described in the species description section.
Pollination biology of Caesalpinia decapetala (Leguminosae) in Korea
Son, Hyun-Duk ; Im, Hyoung-Tak ;
Journal of Species Research, volume 4, issue 2, 2015, Pages 145~151
DOI : 10.12651/JSR.2015.4.2.145
Morphological changes of flowers and insect visitors were observed to investigate pollinator of Caesalpinia decapetala. The flowers of C. decapetala are protandrous. Functionally, the flower is changed from male to female. As a male, pollen grain is released after anther dehisced while style is immature. After completed pollen grain release, the style starts to lengthen. It helps the stigma to easily touch the carpenter bee's thorax covered with pollen grain. At this time, flower functions as a female. The majority of taxa and individuals observed were Hymenoptera. The most frequent visitor was the Xylocopa appendiculata circumvolans, carpenter bee. Carpenter bees exhibited only typical pollinator behavior among flower visitors, with touching reproductive organs and seeking nectar at the same time. The pollination behavior is as follows. Soon after carpenter bees perceived guide mark, they foraged rightward and grasped style and stamens with legs and they inserted proboscis into standard petal to seek nectar. With this behavior, the pollen grains of the male flower transfer to the ventral thorax of the carpenter bee. As the carpenter bee moves to another female flower, the deposited pollen grains are delivered to the stigma.
Chloroplast genome of white wild chrysanthemum, Dendranthema sp. K247003, as genetic barcode
Park, Sang Kun ; Kwon, Soo-Jin ; Park, Jihye ; Lee, Minjee ; Won, So Youn ; Kim, Young Chul ; Hwang, Yoon-Jung ; Sohn, Seong-Han ; Lee, Jungho ;
Journal of Species Research, volume 4, issue 2, 2015, Pages 152~158
DOI : 10.12651/JSR.2015.4.2.152
Dendranthema boreale and D. indicum are easily distinguished from other Korean Dendranthema spp. by having yellow flowers. We have found a putative new taxon of Dendranthema having white flowers, except for sharing most characters with Dendranthema boreale. The chloroplast (cp) genome of the putative new taxon of Dendranthema, Dendranthema sp. K247003, registered in National Agro-Biodiversity Center (ABC), was completely characterized as a genetic barcode. The cp-genome of Dendranthema sp. K247003 was 151,175-bp in size: LSC was 82,886-bp, IR 24,971-bp, SSC 18,347-bp. The cp-genome of Dendranthema sp. K247003 contains 113 genes and 21 introns consisted of 79 protein coding genes, 4 RNA genes, and 30 tRNA genes, with 20 group II introns and one group I intron. Some of the genes and there introns were duplicated in IR. The cp-DNA of Dendranthema sp. K247003 is distinguished from that of D. boreale IT121002 by 67 SNPs in genic regions of 24 protein coding genes and by a 9-bp INDEL in ycf1. Further cp-DNA study will give us better information on genetic markers of Dendranthema species.
Morphological characteristics of major airborne pollen in Korea peninsula
Moon, Hye-Kyoung ; Kong, Min-Jung ; Song, Jun-Ho ; Kim, Sun-Yu ; Kim, Jin-Suk ; Jung, Eun-Hee ; Park, Chan-Ho ; Lee, Byoung-Yoon ; Hong, Suk-Pyo ;
Journal of Species Research, volume 4, issue 2, 2015, Pages 159~168
DOI : 10.12651/JSR.2015.4.2.159
Although airborne pollen is invisible to the eye, it has been known as a major source to respiratory allergic reactions. For this reason, airborne pollen is monitoring in many countries to predict pollen concentration based on locality and season. However, the morphological characteristics of airborne pollen and their potential tendency as an allergen are still obscure. In the present study, we selected 52 airborne pollen samples based on previously reported data and investigated their detail pollen characteristics using LM and SEM. Major airborne pollen in Korea has sorted in 19 families (most angiosperms except four gymnosperm families), and all pollen grains are small to medium in size (
) apart from the bisaccate pollen grains of Pinaceae (
). The aperture number and shape vary from sulcate to polyporate. While the inaperture pollen has found only in gymnosperm (Cupressaceae and Taxaceae), triporate or polyporate is common pollen type in angiosperm. The sexine ornamentations could divide into several types, but the most sculpturing types are inconspicuous like psilate, rugulate and granulate. Reticulate pollen grains as a semitectum have occurred the species of genera Platanus and Fraxinus only. To estimate the possible relationships between pollen features and allergen, the results are discussed in botanical context.
The impact of meteorological parameters on the biological productivity of mycorrhizal mushrooms in Eastern Siberia
Muzyka, Sergey Mikhailovich ; Bondarenko, Olga Valentynovna ; Makarova, Elena Aleksandrovna ;
Journal of Species Research, volume 4, issue 2, 2015, Pages 169~172
DOI : 10.12651/JSR.2015.4.2.169
The correlation coefficient (r) between the meteorological parameters and the gross biological productivity of the most common mycorrhizal mushrooms was determined. The results can be both of theoretical and practical importance.