Publications by authors named "Jin Kyong Cho"

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First report of Cherry virus F infecting Japanese plum in Korea.

Plant Dis 2020 Nov 3. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Seoul National University, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, 5103-ho, 200-dong, Daehak-dong, Kwanak-gu, Seoul, Korea (the Republic of), 08826;

Cherry virus F (CVF) is a tentative member of the genus Fabavirus in the family Secoviridae, consisting of two RNA segments (Koloniuk et al. 2018). To date, CVF has been documented in only sweet cherry (Prunus avium) in the Czech Republic (Koloniuk et al. 2018), Canada, and Greece. In May 2014, we collected leaf samples from four symptomatic (leaf spots and dapple fruits) and two asymptomatic Japanese plum cultivars (Sun and Gadam) grown in an orchard in Hoengseong, South Korea, to identify viruses and viroids infecting plum trees. Total RNA from individual plum trees was extracted using two commercial kits: Fruit-mate for RNA Purification Kit (Takara, Shiga, Japan) and RNeasy Plant Mini Kit (Qiagen, Hilden, Germany). We generated six mRNA libraries from the six different plum cultivars for RNA-sequencing using the TruSeq RNA Library Preparation Kit v2 (Illumina, CA, U.S.A.) as described previously (Jo et al. 2017). The mRNA libraries were paired-end (2 X 100 bp) sequenced with a HiSeq 2000 system (Macrogen, Seoul, Korea). The raw sequence reads were de novo assembled by Trinity program v. 2.8.6, with default parameters (Haas et al. 2013). The assembled contigs were subjected to BLASTX search against the non-redundant protein database in NCBI. Of the two asymptomatic cultivars, the transcriptome of asymptomatic plum cv. Gadam contained five contigs specific to CVF. Two and three contigs were specific to CVF RNA1 (2,571 reads, coverage 42.15%) and RNA2 (2,025 reads, coverage 53.04%), respectively. The size of these five contigs ranged from 241 to 5,986 bp. Contigs of 5,986 and 3,867 bp in length, referred to as CVF isolate Gadam RNA1 (GenBank MN896996) and RNA2 (GenBank MN896995), respectively, were subjected to BLASTP search against NCBI's non-redundant protein database. The results showed that the polyprotein sequences of RNA1 and RNA2 shared 95.3% and 93.11% amino acid identities with isolates SwC-H_1a from the Czech Republic (GenBank acc. no. AWB36326) and Stac-3B_c8 from Canada (AZZ10055), respectively. To confirm the infection of CVF in cv. Gadam, RT-PCR was conducted using CVF RNA1-specific primers designed based on the CVF reference genome sequences (MH998210 and MH998216), including 5'-CCACCAAATAGGCAAGAGGTCAC-3' (position 3190-3212) and 5'-CACAATCACCATCAATGGTCTCTGC-3' (position 3742-3766), and CVF RNA2-specific primers, including 5'-CTGCTTTATGATGCTAGACATCAAGATG-3' (position 1015-1042) and 5'-ACAATAGGCATGCTCATCTCAACCTC-3' (position 1594-1619). We amplified 577-bp RNA1-specific and 605-bp RNA2-specific amplicons that were cloned and then performed Sanger sequencing. Sequencing of the cloned amplicons for isolate Gadam RNA1 (GenBank MN896993) and RNA2 (GenBank MN896994) revealed values of 99.48% and 99.17% nucleotide identity to that of RNA1 and RNA2 determined by high-throughput sequencing, respectively. Additionally, we tested five plants for each of the six plum cultivars grown in the same orchard. The detection of CVF was carried out through PCR using the primers and protocol described above. Of the 30 trees, CVF was detected in three trees of cv. Gadam by both primer pairs. To our knowledge, this is the first report of CVF infecting Japanese plum and the first report of the virus in Korea. However, its prevalence in other Prunus species, including apricot, European plum, and peach, should be further elucidated.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-20-1725-PDNDOI Listing
November 2020

Identification of viruses infecting six plum cultivars in Korea by RNA-sequencing.

PeerJ 2020 29;8:e9588. Epub 2020 Jul 29.

Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: Plums are a kind of stone fruit, a category that includes peaches, cherries, apricots, and almonds. In Korea, Japanese plum trees are usually cultivated as they best suit the climate. To date, there have been few studies in Korea on viruses infecting plum trees compared to those infecting peach trees.

Methods: To identify viruses and viroids infecting plum trees, we collected leaf samples from six different plum cultivars and subjected them to RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq). Six different plum transcriptomes were de novo assembled using the Trinity assembler followed by BLAST searching against a viral reference database.

Results: We identified hop stunt viroid (HSVd) and six viruses, including apple chlorotic leaf spot virus (ACLSV), little cherry virus-1 (LChV-1), peach virus D (PeVD), peach leaf pitting-associated virus (PLPaV), plum bark necrosis stem pitting-associated virus (PBNSPaV), and prunus necrotic ringspot virus (PNRSV), from six plum cultivars by RNA-seq. RT-PCR confirmed the infection of HSVd and three viruses-ACLSV, PBNSPaV, and PNRSV-in plum trees. However, RT-PCR demonstrated that plum trees in this study were not infected by LChV-1, PeVD, or PLPaV. It is likely that the three viruses LChV-1, PeVD, and PLPaV as identified by RNA-seq were contaminants from other peach libraries caused by index misassignment, which suggests that careful confirmation by other methods should be carried out in next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based virus identification. Taken together, we identified a viroid and three viruses infecting plum trees in Korea.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9588DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7395596PMC
July 2020

Peach RNA viromes in six different peach cultivars.

Sci Rep 2018 01 30;8(1):1844. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, 08826, Republic of Korea.

Many recent studies have demonstrated that several known and unknown viruses infect many horticultural plants. However, the elucidation of a viral population and the understanding of the genetic complexity of viral genomes in a single plant are rarely reported. Here, we conducted metatranscriptome analyses using six different peach trees representing six individual peach cultivars. We identified six viruses including five viruses in the family Betaflexiviridae and a novel virus belonging to the family Tymoviridae as well as two viroids. The number of identified viruses and viroids in each transcriptome ranged from one to six. We obtained 18 complete or nearly complete genomes for six viruses and two viroids using transcriptome data. Furthermore, we analyzed single nucleotide variations for individual viral genomes. In addition, we analyzed the amount of viral RNA and copy number for identified viruses and viroids. Some viruses or viroids were commonly present in different cultivars; however, the list of infected viruses and viroids in each cultivar was different. Taken together, our study reveals the viral population in a single peach tree and a comprehensive overview for the diversities of viral communities in different peach cultivars.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20256-wDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5789896PMC
January 2018

De novo transcriptome assembly of Setatria italica variety Taejin.

Genom Data 2016 Jun 5;8:121-2. Epub 2016 May 5.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Republic of Korea; The Taejin Genome Institute, Gadam-gil 61, Hoeongseong 25239, Republic of Korea.

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) belonging to the family Poaceae is an important millet that is widely cultivated in East Asia. Of the cultivated millets, the foxtail millet has the longest history and is one of the main food crops in South India and China. Moreover, foxtail millet is a model plant system for biofuel generation utilizing the C4 photosynthetic pathway. In this study, we carried out de novo transcriptome assembly for the foxtail millet variety Taejin collected from Korea using next-generation sequencing. We obtained a total of 8.676 GB raw data by paired-end sequencing. The raw data in this study can be available in NCBI SRA database with accession number of SRR3406552. The Trinity program was used to de novo assemble 145,332 transcripts. Using the TransDecoder program, we predicted 82,925 putative proteins. BLASTP was performed against the Swiss-Prot protein sequence database to annotate the functions of identified proteins, resulting in 20,555 potentially novel proteins. Taken together, this study provides transcriptome data for the foxtail millet variety Taejin by RNA-Seq.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gdata.2016.05.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4878839PMC
June 2016

De novo transcriptome assembly of two Vigna angularis varieties collected from Korea.

Genom Data 2016 Jun 5;8:119-20. Epub 2016 May 5.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Republic of Korea; The Taejin Genome Institute, Gadam-gil 61, Hoengseong 25239, Republic of Korea.

The adzuki bean (Vigna angularis), a member of the family Fabaceae, is widely grown in Asia, from East Asia to the Himalayas. The adzuki bean is known as an ingredient that adds sweetness to diverse desserts made in Eastern Asian countries. Libraries prepared from two V. angularis varieties referred to as Taejin Black and Taejin Red were paired-end sequenced using the Illumina HiSeq 2000 system. The raw data in this study can be available in NCBI SRA database with accession numbers of SRR3406660 and SRR3406553. After de novo transcriptome assembly using Trinity, we obtained 324,219 and 280,056 transcripts from Taejin Black and Taejin Red, respectively. We predicted a total of 238,321 proteins and 179,519 proteins for Taejin Black and Taejin Red, respectively, by the TransDecoder program. We carried out BLASTP on the predicted proteins against the Swiss-Prot protein sequence database to predict the putative functions of identified proteins. Taken together, we provide transcriptomes of two adzuki bean varieties by RNA-Seq, which might be usefully applied to generate molecular markers.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gdata.2016.05.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4878840PMC
June 2016

De novo transcriptome assembly of Sorghum bicolor variety Taejin.

Genom Data 2016 Jun 5;8:117-8. Epub 2016 May 5.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Republic of Korea; The Taejin Genome Institute, Gadam-gil 61, Hoengseong, 25239, Republic of Korea.

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), also known as great millet, is one of the most popular cultivated grass species in the world. Sorghum is frequently consumed as food for humans and animals as well as used for ethanol production. In this study, we conducted de novo transcriptome assembly for sorghum variety Taejin by next-generation sequencing, obtaining 8.748 GB of raw data. The raw data in this study can be available in NCBI SRA database with accession number of SRX1715644. Using the Trinity program, we identified 222,161 transcripts from sorghum variety Taejin. We further predicted coding regions within the assembled transcripts by the TransDecoder program, resulting in a total of 148,531 proteins. We carried out BLASTP against the Swiss-Prot protein sequence database to annotate the functions of the identified proteins. To our knowledge, this is the first transcriptome data for a sorghum variety derived from Korea, and it can be usefully applied to the generation of genetic markers.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gdata.2016.05.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4878842PMC
June 2016

De novo transcriptome assembly of two different apricot cultivars.

Genom Data 2015 Dec 19;6:275-6. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Republic of Korea.

Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) belonging to the Prunus species is a popular kind of stone fruit tree. Apricot is native to Armenia and is currently cultivated in many countries with climates adaptable for apricot growth. In general, fresh fruits as well as dried apricot are produced. However, the information associated with genes and genetic markers for apricot is very limited. In this study, we carried out de novo transcriptome assembly for two selected apricot cultivars referred to as Harcot and Ungarische Beste, which are commercially important apricot cultivars in the world, using next generation sequencing. We obtained a total of 9.31 GB and 8.88 GB raw data from Harcot and Ungarische Beste (NCBI accession numbers: SRX1186946 and SRX1186893), respectively. De novo transcriptome assembly using Trinity identified 147,501 and 152,235 transcripts for Harcot and Ungarische Beste, respectively. Next, we identified 113,565 and 126,444 proteins from Harcot and Ungarische Beste using the TransDecoder program. We performed BLASTP against an NCBI non-redundant (nr) dataset to annotate identified proteins. Taken together, we provide transcriptomes of two different apricot cultivars by RNA-Seq.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gdata.2015.10.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4664767PMC
December 2015

De novo transcriptome assembly of two different Prunus mume cultivars.

Genom Data 2015 Dec 19;6:273-4. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Republic of Korea.

Prunus mume, belonging to the Prunus genus, is an Asian tree, and its common names are Chinese plum and Japanese plum. P. mume are cultivated for fruit production as well as ornamental purposes. In this study, we conducted de novo transcriptome assembly for two selected P. mume cultivars referred to as Takada and Wallyoung (commercially important cultivars for fruit production and ornamental trees, respectively) by RNA-sequencing. We obtained 9.14 GB and 9.48 GB sequence data from Takada and Wallyoung (NCBI accession numbers: SRX1187101 and SRX1187169), respectively. De novo transcriptome assembly identified 130,989 and 116,941 transcripts for Takada and Wallyoung, respectively. In addition, we identified 96,681 and 91,429 proteins from Takada and Wallyoung, respectively, by TransDecoder program. We performed BLASTP against the NCBI non-redundant (nr) datasets to annotate identified proteins. This study provides transcriptomes and proteomes for two different P. mume cultivars, which might be useful for comparative transcriptome analyses and assist development of genetic markers.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gdata.2015.10.011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4664763PMC
December 2015

De novo transcriptome assembly of a sour cherry cultivar, Schattenmorelle.

Genom Data 2015 Dec 19;6:271-2. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Republic of Korea.

Sour cherry (Prunus cerasus) in the genus Prunus in the family Rosaceae is one of the most popular stone fruit trees worldwide. Of known sour cherry cultivars, the Schattenmorelle is a famous old sour cherry with a high amount of fruit production. The Schattenmorelle was selected before 1650 and described in the 1800s. This cultivar was named after gardens of the Chateau de Moreille in which the cultivar was initially found. In order to identify new genes and to develop genetic markers for sour cherry, we performed a transcriptome analysis of a sour cherry. We selected the cultivar Schattenmorelle, which is among commercially important cultivars in Europe and North America. We obtained 2.05 GB raw data from the Schattenmorelle (NCBI accession number: SRX1187170). De novo transcriptome assembly using Trinity identified 61,053 transcripts in which N50 was 611 bp. Next, we identified 25,585 protein coding sequences using TransDecoder. The identified proteins were blasted against NCBI's non-redundant database for annotation. Based on blast search, we taxonomically classified the obtained sequences. As a result, we provide the transcriptome of sour cherry cultivar Schattenmorelle using next generation sequencing.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gdata.2015.10.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4664768PMC
December 2015

De novo transcriptome assembly of two different Prunus salicina cultivars.

Genom Data 2015 Dec 19;6:262-3. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Republic of Korea.

Plum is a globally grown stone fruit and can be divided into several species. In particular, the Prunus salicina, which is native to China, is widely grown in many fruit orchards in Korea and Japan, as well as the United States and Australia. The transcriptome data for Prunus salicina has not been reported to our knowledge. In this study, we performed de novo transcriptome assembly for two selected P. salicina cultivars referred to as Akihime and Formosa (commercially important plum cultivars in Korea) using next generation sequencing. We obtained a total of 9.04 GB and 8.68 GB raw data from Akihime and Formosa, respectively. De novo transcriptome assembly using Trinity revealed 155,169 and 160,186 transcripts for Akihime and Formosa. Next, we identified 121,278 and 116,544 proteins from Akihime and Formosa using TransDecoder. We performed BLASTP against the NCBI non-redundant (nr) dataset to annotate proteins. Taken together, this is the first transcriptome data for P. salicina to our knowledge.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gdata.2015.10.015DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4664772PMC
December 2015

De novo transcriptome assembly of two different peach cultivars grown in Korea.

Genom Data 2015 Dec 19;6:260-1. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Republic of Korea.

Peach (Prunus persica) is one of the most popular stone fruits worldwide. Next generation sequencing (NGS) has facilitated genome and transcriptome analyses of several stone fruit trees. In this study, we conducted de novo transcriptome analyses of two peach cultivars grown in Korea. Leaves of two cultivars, referred to as Jangtaek and Mibaek, were harvested and used for library preparation. The two prepared libraries were paired-end sequenced by the HiSeq2000 system. We obtained 8.14 GB and 9.62 GB sequence data from Jangtaek and Mibaek (NCBI accession numbers: SRS1056585 and SRS1056587), respectively. The Trinity program was used to assemble two transcriptomes de novo, resulting in 110,477 (Jangtaek) and 136,196 (Mibaek) transcripts. TransDecoder identified possible coding regions in assembled transcripts. The identified proteins were subjected to BLASTP search against NCBI's non-redundant database for functional annotation. This study provides transcriptome data for two peach cultivars, which might be useful for genetic marker development and comparative transcriptome analyses.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gdata.2015.10.014DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4664764PMC
December 2015

In silico approach to reveal viral populations in grapevine cultivar Tannat using transcriptome data.

Sci Rep 2015 Oct 28;5:15841. Epub 2015 Oct 28.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151-921, Republic of Korea.

Viruses are ubiquitous and present in a wide range of settings, from living organisms to various environments. Although viruses are regarded as important pathogens in higher plants, viral populations in specific host plants have not yet been fully examined. This study revealed viral populations in grape berries obtained from a cultivar from a single vineyard using currently available grapevine transcriptomes. Eight viruses and two viroids were identified using 11 grapevine libraries. Virus-associated sequences in each transcriptome ranged from 0.2% (seed) to 8.8% (skin). The amount of viral RNAs and virus copy numbers was quantified, thus revealing the dominant virus or viroid in each individual library. In addition, five viral genomes were successfully assembled de novo using transcriptome data. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that the viruses and viroids might have originated from Europe, along with the host. Single nucleotide variation studies revealed the quasispecies of RNA viruses. Taken together, this study defines complex viral populations in three different grape tissues from a single vineyard.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep15841DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4623741PMC
October 2015

Complete Genome Sequences of Peach Latent Mosaic Viroid from a Single Peach Cultivar.

Genome Announc 2015 Sep 24;3(5). Epub 2015 Sep 24.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Peach latent mosaic viroid (PLMVd) is a member of the genus Pelamoviroid in the family Avsunviroidae and infects peach trees. We de novo assembled a PLMVd genome from a peach transcriptome and identified 18 variants in a single peach cultivar, after sequencing 20 PLMVd genomes by Sanger sequencing.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01098-15DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4582589PMC
September 2015

Bacterial communities in the phylloplane of Prunus species.

J Basic Microbiol 2015 Apr 16;55(4):504-8. Epub 2014 Dec 16.

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Bacterial populations in the phylloplane of four different Prunus species were investigated by 16 S rRNA pyrosequencing. Bioinformatic analysis identified an average of 510 operational taxonomic units belonging to 159 genera in 76 families. The two genera, Sphingomonas and Methylobacterium, were dominant in the phylloplane of four Prunus species. Twenty three genera were commonly identified in the four Prunus species, indicating a high level of bacterial diversity dependent on the plant species. Our study based on 16 S rRNA sequencing reveals the complexity of bacterial diversity in the phylloplane of Prunus species in detail.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jobm.201400651DOI Listing
April 2015
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