1. Collection
Registered Number 811
Acronym PVGB
Full Name Plant Virus GenBank
Institution Seoul Women's University
2. Correspondent
Prof. Ki Hyun Ryu
Postal Address Department of Horticulture, Biotechnology & Landscape Architecture, Seoul Women's University,Seoul,.,139-774
Country Korea (Rep. of)
Telephone 1 (82) 2-970-5618
Fax 1 (82) 2-970-5610
E-mail 1 ryu@swu.ac.kr
Homepage http://www.virusbank.org 
3. Status of the collection
Status Semi-governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Korea National Research Foundation (NRF)
5. Personnel
Prof. Ki Hyun Ryu
Curator Prof. Peter Palukaitis (Plant Virology)
Prof. J. K. Choi (Plant Virology)
Assoc. Prof. S. H. Choi (Plant Molecular Genetics)
Assoc. Prof. J. S. Hong (Plant Virology)
Dr. B. E. Min (Plant Virology)
Ms. Y. S. Song (Plant Virology)
Ms. J. Y. Kwon (Plant Virology)
Number of Staff Virology (6)
Assistants (3)
Plant Mol. Biol. (1)
Total (10)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Agriculture
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Evolutionary biology
General microbiology
Genetic engineering
Molecular biology
Plant pathology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Plant virus culture)
Freeze-dry(Plant virus Antiserum)
Liquid N2(Plant virus detection primer)
Liquid N2(Plant virus cDNA clone)
CaCl2 dried(Plant virus-infected sample)
Freezing at -40 degrees(cDNA clones)
Control of the culture Infectivity test (Bioassay)
Western blot
Northern blot
Propagation host
Assay host
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Viruses: plants 1004 945 25 20
Plant viruses 1004 945 25 20
Plant virus antisera 81 78
Primers (for Diagnosis) 2508 2508
Plant virus cDNA cones 2666 2598
Full-length cDNA clone of plant RNA viruses 268 257
Plant virus cDNA library 9640 9640
Mutant virus clones 301 295
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Viruses: plants 1004 945 2 1 179 0
Plant viruses 1004 945 2 1 179 0
Plant virus antisera 45 0
Primers (for Diagnosis) 1390 0
Plant virus cDNA cones 82 0
Full-length cDNA clone of plant RNA viruses 0 0
Plant virus cDNA library 0 0
Mutant virus clones 0 0
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Research purpose
Fee for Commercialization
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish own catalogue
Published the first catalogue in 2000 year(s)
10. Services
Services Storage service(Plant viruses, antisera, cDNAs, primers)
Distribution(Plant viruses, antisera, cDNAs, primers)
Identification(Plant viruses)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Genetic engineering
Consulation about Preservation
Other Service Workshop
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2001-04-03
Date of Reply 2013-05-10