Diversity of Endophytic Fungi Isolated from Roots of Cypripedium japonicum and C. macranthum in Korea

Bong-Hyung Lee1   Han-Kyeol Han1   Hye-Jin Kwon2   Ahn-Heum* Eom1   


ABSTRACT: This study was performed to investigate diversity of orchid endophytic fungi from roots of two terrestrial orchids, Cypripedium japonicum and C. ypripedium macranthum in Korea. The endophytic fungi were identified using morphological and DNA sequences isolated from the roots. Totally, 11 taxa of the endophytic fungi were identified from the roots of C. japonicum and 15 taxa from C. macranthum. Three species of the fungi were common in both host species; Leptodontidium orchidicola, Humicola fuscoatra var. fuscoatra, Umbelopsis dimorpha. Six species of the fungal isolates were the first report in Korea; Oidiodendron echinulatum, Pseudogymnoascus roseus, Geomyces vinaceus, Cryptosporiopsis ericae, U. dimorpha, Chaetomium cupreum.


본 연구는 국립수목원(KNA1-2-10, 10-1)과 국립생물자원관(NIBR No 2013-02-001)의 지원을 받아 수행된 연구 결과의 일부로 연구비 지원에 감사 드립니다.

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