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Presentations: Annual Meeting of Korean Anatomists

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67th Annual Meeting for Korean Anatomists:

Two research outcomes are presented in Annual meeting of Korean anatomists-.
Oct 18-20, 2017.
Pusan, South Korea
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Genetic study of ancient Trichuris trichiura eggs in Joseon Dynasty specimens

Jong Ha Hong1, Chang Seok Oh1,2, Min Seo3,*, Dong Hoon Shin1,2,*

1Laboratory of Bioanthropology, Paleopathology and History of Diseases, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 2Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 3Department of Parasitology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, South Korea; *Co-correspondences.

We analyzed Trichuris trichiura (T. trichiura) ancient DNA (aDNA) extracted from the feces or precipitates of 15th to 18th century Korean mummies. After multiple T. trichiura genes in ancient samples were successfully amplified by PCR, consensus sequences were determined by the alignment of individual…

New Paper: The sharp-edged weapon related cut mark in Joseon skull

The presence of sharp-edged weapon related cut mark in Joseon skull discovered at the 16th century market district of Old Seoul City ruins in South Korea


New Paper: ASCARIS ANCIENT DNA SEQUENCES FROM JOSEON MUMMY FECES OF KOREA

Our new paper, "ASCARIS ANCIENT DNA SEQUENCES OF CYTOCHROME B, CYTOCHROME C OXIDASE SUBUNIT 1, NADH DEHYDROGENASE SUBUNIT 1 AND INTERNAL TRANSCRIBED SPACER 1 GENES FROM JOSEON MUMMY FECES OF KOREA" is published in Journal of Parasitology.

Please see below:
http://www.journalofparasitology.org/doi/abs/10.1645/16-102

We analyzed Ascaris ancient DNA (aDNA) of cytochrome b (cyt b), cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (COX1), NADH dehydrogenase subunit 1 (NAD1) and internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) genes extracted from the feces or precipitates of 15th to 18th century Korean mummies. After multiple Ascaris genes in ancient samples were successfully amplified by PCR, consensus sequences could be determined by the alignment of the sequences of cloned PCR products. The obtained sequences of each gene were highly similar to those of Ascaris spp. reported thus far, but were genetically distinct from Baylisascaris, Parascaris, and Toxascaris spp. The current report establishes that the g…