Raffaelea quercus-mongolicae sp. nov. associated with Platypus koryoensis on oak in Korea

Kyung Hee Kim, Young Joon Choi, Sang Tae Seo, Hyeon-Dong Shin

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A previously undescribed fungus frequently isolated in Korea from dead oak trees (e.g., Quercus mongolica, Q. aliena, Q. serrata) attacked by the ambrosia beetle, Platypus koryoensis, is described as Raffaelea quercus-mongolicae. Phylogenetic analysis of 18S rDNA sequences shows the new species to be closely related to R. quercivora, a causal agent of oak mortality in Japan, while ITS rDNA and β-tubulin sequence analyses reveal significant differences. Raffaelea quercus-mongolicae also differs from R. quercivora in conidial shape, associated ambrosia beetle species, geographic origin, and host range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-197
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1



  • Ambrosiella
  • Morphology
  • Ophiostomatales
  • Phylogeny
  • Symbiont

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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