Ophiostoma ips from pinewood nematode vector, Japanese pine sawyer beetle (Monochamus alternatus), in Korea

Dong Yeon Suh, Min Woo Hyun, Jae-Jin Kim, Seung Yeol Son, Seong Hwan Kim

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Japanese pine sawyer beetle (Monochamus alternatus) is an economically important pest in coniferous trees. Ophiostoma ips was isolated from the beetle and identified based on analysis of morphological properties and the ß-tubulin gene sequence. The fungus easily produced perithecia with a long neck on malt extract agar and its ascospores were rectangular shaped. This is first report of Ophiostoma species associated with the pinewood nematode vector beetle in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1



  • Japanese pine sawyer beetle
  • Ophiostoma ips
  • Pinewood nematode disease
  • Sapstaining fungus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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