Grovesiella abieticola (Tympanidaceae): an Unrecorded Endophytic Fungus from South Korea

Ju-Kyeong Eo1   Eunsu  Park1   

1Division of Ecological Information, Bureau of Conservation & Assessment Research, National Institute of Ecology, Seocheon 33657, Korea


We report on an unrecorded endophytic fungus, Grovesiella abieticola (Zeller & Goodd.) M. Morelet & Gremmen isolated from Abies koreana of Mt. Halla in Jeju. In this study, we used a culture method to determine its conidia and compared relative species using an internal transcribed spacer (ITS) 1, 2, and 5.8S ribosomal DNA sequence. Thus, we present the cultural characteristics and morphology of G. abieticola in this paper.

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Fig. 1. Cultural characteristics of abieticola strain NIE7113 isolated from . A and B, Front and reverse sides of the colony on PDA after 300 days. C, (a) Macroconidia and (b) microconidia. Scale bars: C=50 μm