Seven Unrecorded Indigenous Fungi from Mudeungsan National Park in Korea

Minseo Cho, Sun Lul Kwon, Young Mok Heo, Young Min Lee, Hanbyul Lee, Changmu Kim, Byoung Jun Ahn, Jae Jin Kim

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Abstract

Fungi act as important decomposers in the forest environment. They recycle essential nutrients, promote plant growth through mycorrhizal relationships, and act as food for small animals. Samples of 265 indigenous fungal species were collected from Mudeungsan National Park in 2020. These species were identified based on morphological, molecular, and phylogenetic analyses using the internal transcribed spacer (ITS), nuclear large subunit rRNA (LSU), and RNA polymerase II second largest subunit (rpb2) regions. Subsequently, seven species were identified as unrecorded species in Korea: Cordyceps cicadae, Dentocorticium bicolor, Hymenochaete nanospora, Physisporinus crataegi, Rigidoporus piceicola, Russula raoultii, and Scutellinia crinita. This study reveals their detailed macro- and microscopic morphological characteristics with phylogenetic trees to report them as unrecorded species in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-212
Number of pages10
JournalMycobiology
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • ITS
  • Indigenous fungi
  • LSU
  • taxonomy
  • unrecorded species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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