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Duckchul Park

Senior Technician - Mycology/Bacteriology
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  1. Soop, K.; Dima, B.; Cooper, J.A.; Park, D.; Oertel, B. (2019). A phylogenetic approach to a global supraspecific taxonomy of Cortinarius (Agaricales) with an emphasis on the southern mycota. Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, May 2019 42:261-290.
  2. Johnston, P.R.; Park, D. (2019). Blastacervulus Metrosideri Sp. Nov. Leaf Spot on Metrosideros Excelsa in New Zealand. Fungal Systematics and Evolution, 3 (1), 165-170.
  3. Twort, V.G., Dennis, A.B., Park, D., Lomas, K.F., Newcomb, R.D., & Buckley, T.R. (2017). Positive selection and comparative molecular evolution of reproductive proteins from New Zealand tree weta (Orthoptera, Hemideina). PloS one 12 (11): e0188147.
  4. Johnston, P.R., Park, D., & Smissen, R.D. (2017). Comparing diversity of fungi from living leaves using culturing and high-throughput environmental sequencing. Mycologia, 109 (4), 643-654.
  5. Johnston, P.R., Park, D., Ho, W.W.H., Alexander, B.J.R. (2017) Genetic validation of historical plant pathology records – a case study based on the fungal genus Phoma from the ICMP culture collection, Plant Pathology, 66 (9) 1424-1431.
  6. Johnston, P.R., Park, D., Wilkie, W., & Williams, A.P. (2017). Winter fungicide sprays impact the dynamics of vineyard Botrytis populations. New Zealand Plant Protection, 70, 328.
  7. Lopes-Santos, L., Castro, D.B., Ferreira-Tonin, M., Corrêa, D.B., Weir, B.S., Park, D., Ottoboni, L.M., Neto, J.R., & Destéfano, S.A. (2017). Reassessment of the taxonomic position of Burkholderia andropogonis and description of Robbsia andropogonis gen. nov., comb. nov. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 110, 727-736.
  8. White, D.J., Hall, R.J., Wang, J., Moore, N.E., Park, D., McInnes, K., Gartrell, B.D., & Tompkins, D.M. (2016). Discovery and complete genome sequence of a novel circovirus-like virus in the endangered rowi kiwi, Apteryx rowi. Virus Genes, 52 727-731.
  9. Johnston, P.R., & Park, D. (2016). Neocoleroa metrosideri sp. nov. (Sympoventuriaceae, Venturiales). Phytotaxa, 253 (3) 214-218.
  10. Johnston, P.R.; Rogers, J.D.; Park, D.; Martin, N.A. (2016) Entalbostroma erumpens gen. et sp. nov. (Xylariaceae) from Phormium in New Zealand. Mycotaxon 131 (4):765-771.
  11. Ireland, K.B., Weir, B.S., Cother, E.J., D. Park et al. (2016) First report of Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum in the Lao PDR. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 11:36.
  12. Lopes-Santos, L., Castro, D.B., Ottoboni, L.M., Park, D., Weir, B.S., & Destéfano, S.A. (2015). Draft Genome Sequence of Burkholderia andropogonis Type Strain ICMP2807, Isolated from Sorghum bicolor. Genome Announc. 3(3):e00455-15.
  13. Johnston, P.R., Nguyen, H.D., Park, D., & Hirooka, Y. (2015). Harorepupu aotearoa (Onygenales) gen. sp. nov.; a threatened fungus from shells of Powelliphanta and Paryphanta snails (Rhytididae). IMA fungus 6(1) 135-143.
  14. Drummond, A.J., Newcomb, R.D., Buckley, T.R., Xie, D., Dopheide, A., Potter, B.C., Heled, J., Ross, H.A., Tooman, L.K., Grosser, S., Park, D., Demetras, N.J., Stevens, M.I., Russell, J.C., Anderson, S.H., Carter, A.L., & Nelson, N.J. (2015). Evaluating a multigene environmental DNA approach for biodiversity assessment. GigaScience 4 (1), 46.
  15. Johansen, R.B., Vestberg, M., Burns, B., Park, D., Hooker, J.N., & Johnston, P.R. (2015). A coastal sand dune in New Zealand reveals high arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity. Symbiosis, 66, 111-121.
  16. Cooper, J.W., Park, D., & Johnston, P.R. (2015). An initial genetic characterisation of the grape powdery mildew (Erysiphe necator) in New Zealand associated with recent reports of the sexual stage. New Zealand Plant Protection 68:389-395.
  17. Johnston, P.R., Park, D., Baral, H., Galán, R., Platas, G., & Tena, R. (2014). The phylogenetic relationships of Torrendiella and Hymenotorrendiella gen. nov. within the Leotiomycetes. Phytotaxa 177 (1) 1-25.
  18. Sandoval-Leiva, P.A., Carmarán, C.C., Park, D., Romero, A.I., & Johnston, P.R. (2014). Vibrisseaceous fungi from the southern hemisphere, including Chlorovibrissea chilensis (Helotiales, incertaesedis) sp. nov. Mycologia, 106 (6) 1159-67.
  19. Yarza, P., Park, D., Buchanan, P.K., et al. (2013). Sequencing orphan species initiative (SOS): Filling the gaps in the 16S rRNA gene sequence database for all species with validly published names. Syst Applied Microbiol., 36 (1) 69-73.
  20. Johnston, P.R., Park, D. (2013). The phylogenetic position of Lanzia berggrenii and its sister species. Mycosystema 32 (3), 366-385.
  21. Dunning, L.T., Dennis, A.B., Park, D., Sinclair, B.J., Newcomb, R.D., & Buckley, T.R. (2013). Identification of cold-responsive genes in a New Zealand alpine stick insect using RNA-Seq. Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part D, Genomics & proteomics, 8 (1), 24-31.
  22. PR Johnston, JB Steel, D Park, LR Ludwig. (2013) A bryophilous member of the Leotiomycetes from New Zealand, Bryoclaviculus campylopi gen. et sp. nov. New Zealand Journal of Botany 51 (4), 321-327.
  23. Johnston, P.R., Johansen, R.B., Williams, A.F., Wikie, J.P., & Park, D. (2012). Patterns of fungal diversity in New Zealand Nothofagus forests. Fungal biology, 116 (3), 401-12.
  24. Lantieri, A., Johnston, P.R., Park, D., Lantz, H., & Medardi, G. (2012). Hypoderma siculum sp. nov. from Italy. Mycotaxon, 118, 393-401.
  25. Schoch CL, Seifert KA, Huhndorf S, Robert V, Spouge JL, Levesque CA, Chen W, Weir BS, Johnston PR, Park D, Consortium FB. (2012). Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109 (16): 6241-6246.
  26. Fullerton R. A., Taufa L., Vanneste J. L., Yu J., Cornish, D. A. and Park D. (2011). First record of bacterial crown rot of papaya (Carica papaya) caused by an Erwinia papayaelike bacterium in the Kingdom of Tonga. Plant Disease 95, 70.
  27. D. Park, D. Than, K.R. Everett, J. Rees-George, M.K. Romberg and B.J.R. Alexander (2011). Screening of historical isolates stored in New Zealand culture collections for Pseudomonas syringae pv. Actinidiae. New Zealand Plant Protection 64:292.
  28. Lantz, H., Johnston, P.R., Park, D., & Minter, D.W. (2011). Molecular phylogeny reveals a core clade of Rhytismatales. Mycologia, 103 1, 57-74.
  29. Sultan, A., Johnston, P.R., Park, D., & Robertson, A.W. (2011). Two new pathogenic ascomycetes in Guignardia and Rosenscheldiella on New Zealand's pygmy mistletoes (Korthalsella: Viscaceae). Studies in mycology, 68 237-247.
  30. Fukami, T., Dickie, I.A., Wilkie, J.P., Paulus, B.C., Park, D., Roberts, A., Buchanan, P.K., & Allen, R.B. (2010). Assembly history dictates ecosystem functioning: evidence from wood decomposer communities. Ecology letters, 13 6, 675-84.
  31. Evans, H.C., Johnston, P.R., Park, D., Barreto, R.W., & Soares, D.J. (2010). Claviradulomyces, a new genus of Odontotremataceae from West African rainforest. Fungal Biology 114 (1): pp. 41–48.
  32. Johnston, P.; Park, D.; Dickie. I.; Walbert, K. (2010). Using molecular techniques to combine taxonomic and ecological data for fungi: reviewing the Data Deficient fungi list, 2009. Science for Conservation 306. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 31p.
  33. Johnston, P.R., Park, D., & Manning, M.A. (2010). Neobulgaria alba sp. nov. and its Phialophora-like anamorph in native forests and kiwifruit orchards in New Zealand. Mycotaxon 113 385-396.
  34. EHC McKenzie, D Park, SE Bellgard, PR Johnston. (2010). A new species of Pyricularia (hyphomycetes) on Cortaderia (Poaceae) in New Zealand Mycosphere 1 (3) 223-228.
  35. JM Young, JP Wilkie, DC Park, DRW Watson (2010) New Zealand strains of plant pathogenic bacteria classified by multi‐locus sequence analysis; proposal of Xanthomonas dyei sp. nov. Plant pathology 59 (2) 270-281.
  36. Joshee, S., Paulus, B.C., Park, D., & Johnston, P.R. (2009). Diversity and distribution of fungal foliar endophytes in New Zealand Podocarpaceae. Mycological research, 113 (Pt 9) 1003-1015.
  37. JM Young, DC Park, HM Shearman, E Fargier (2008). A multilocus sequence analysis of the genus Xanthomonas. Systematic and applied microbiology 31 (5) 366-377.
  38. Bridge PD, Spooner BM, Beever RE, Park DC (2008). Taxonomy of the fungus commonly known as Stropharia aurantiaca, with new combinations in Leratiomyces. Mycotaxon. 103: 109–121.
  39. Buckley, T.R., Attanayake, D., Park, D., Ravindran, S., Jewell, T.R., & Normark, B.B. (2008). Investigating hybridization in the parthenogenetic New Zealand stick insect Acanthoxyla (Phasmatodea) using single-copy nuclear loci. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 48 (1) 335-349.
  40. JM Young, DC Park. (2007). Probable synonymy of the nitrogen-fixing genus Azotobacter and the genus Pseudomonas. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology 57 (12) 2894-2901.
  41. Johnston, P.R., May, T.W., Park, D., & Horak, E. (2007). Hypocreopsis amplectens sp. nov., a rare fungus from New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 45, 715-719.
  42. Park, D.-C., Young, J.M. (2007). Discrimination of pathogenicity groups of Xanthomonas campestris pv. citri using rep PCR.  N.Z. Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science 34: 195-205.
  43. Johnston, P.R. & Park, D., (2007). Revision of the species of Rhytismataceae reported by Spegazzini from South America. Boletin de la Sociedad Argentina de Botanica 42: 87-105.
  44. Park, D. (2007). Genomic DNA isolation from different biological materials. Methods in molecular biology 353 3-13.
  45. JM Young, DC Park. (2007) Relationships of plant pathogenic enterobacteria based on partial atpD, carA, and recA as individual and concatenated nucleotide and peptide sequences. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 30 (5) 343-354.
  46. PR Johnston, D Park. (2007) Revisión de las especies de Rhytismataceae registradas por Spegazzini para Sudamérica Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 42 (1-2) 87-105.
  47. DC Park, JM Young (2006). Rapid and efficient identification protocols for Xanthomonas campestris pv. citri for quarantine investigations. New Zealand journal of crop and horticultural science 34 (3) 195-205.
  48. The basidiomycete genus Favolaschia in New Zealand (2006). PR Johnston, SR Whitton, PK Buchanan, D Park, SR Pennycook, JE Johnson, JM Moncalvo. New Zealand Journal of Botany 44 (1) 65-8.
  49. N. W. Waipara, E. H. C. McKenzie, H.  M. Harman C. J. Winks, D. Park, (2006) First record of bridal creeper rust Puccinia myrsiphylli, a classical biocontrol agent against the environmental weed bridal creeper, Asparagus asparagoides, in New Zealand, Australiasian Plant Disease Notes, 1,23-24.
  50. Bussaban, B., Lumyong, S., Lumyong, P., Seelanan, T., Park, D. C., McKenzie, E. H. C., Hyde, K. D. (2005). Molecular and morphological characterization of Pyricularia and allied genera. Mycologia 97: 1002-1011.
  51. Johnston PR, Park D (2005). Chlorociboria (Fungi, Helotiales) in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 43: 679–719.
  52. Young, J.M., Park, D., & Weir, B.S. (2004). Diversity of 16S rDNA sequences of spp. implications for species determinations. Fems Microbiology Letters, 238 125-131.
  53. JM Young, JP Wilkie, MJ Fletcher, DC Park, SR Pennycook, CM Triggs, D Richard W Watson. (2004). Relative tolerance of nine olive cultivars to Pseudomonas savastanoi causing bacterial knot disease. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 43 (3) 395-402.
  54. BS Weir, SJ Turner, WB Silvester, DC Park, JM Young. (2004). Unexpectedly diverse Mesorhizobium strains and Rhizobium leguminosarum nodulate native legume genera of New Zealand, while introduced legume weeds are nodulated by by Bradyrhizobium Species. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70 (10), 5980-5987.
  55. Johnston, P.R., Manning, M.A., Meier, X., Park, D., & Fullerton, R.A. (2004). Cryptosporiopsis actinidiae sp. nov. Mycotaxon, 89, 131-136.
  56. JM Young, DC Park, BS Weir. (2004). Diversity of 16S rDNA sequences of Rhizobium spp. implications for species determinations. FEMS Microbiology Letters 238 (1) 125-131.
  57. Johnston, P.R.; Park, D.; Dick, M.A.; Ortiz-Garcia, S.; Gernandt, D.S. (2003). Identifying pine-inhabiting Lophodermium species using PCR-RFLP. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 33: 10-24.
  58. FP Hu, JM Young, CM Triggs, DC Park, DJ Saul (2001). Relationships within the Proteobacteria of plant pathogenic Acidovorax species and subspecies, Burkholderia species, and Herbaspirillum rubrisubalbicans by sequence analysis of 16S rDNA, numerical analysis and determinative tests. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 80 (3-4), 201-213.
  59. D.C. Park, J.M. Kim, Y.J. Chung, I.S. Kong. D.H. Bai, J.H. Yu. (1989). Cloning and Expression of β- Xylosidase Gene from Alkali - tolerant Bacillus sp. Ya-14 in Escherichia coli. Korean Journal of Applied Microbiology 17 (6) 574-579.
  60. D.C. Park, J.M. Kim, Y.J. Chung, I.S. Kong. D.H. Bai, J.H. Yu. (1989). Cloning and Expression of Xylanase Gene from Alkali - tolerant Bacillus sp. Ya-14 in Escherichia coli. Korean Journal of Applied Microbiology 17 (2) 154-159.


MSc Food Engineering

BSc Food Engineering


Johnston PR, Park D, White D, Wilkie JP 2016. Genetic diversity of Botrytis populations in New Zealand vineyards across seasons and regions. New Zealand Plant Protection 69: 25–29.

Johansen RB, Vestberg M, Burns BR, Park D, Hooker JE, Johnston PR 2015. A coastal sand dune in New Zealand reveals high arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity. Symbiosis 66(3): 111–121.

Lopes-Santos L, Castro DBA, Ottoboni LMM, Park D, Weir BS, Destéfano SAL 2015. Draft genome sequence of Burkholderia andropogonis type strain ICMP2807, isolated from Sorghum bicolor. Genome Announcements 3(3): e00455-15. Top