We investigated the distribution and diversity of fungi in brackish water and soil from the Eulsukdo Island, Geumgang Estuary Bank, Suncheon Bay, Dae-ho Tide Embankment and coastal sand dune in Sinduri and Bu-nam Tide Embankment, Korea. Fungi were isolated from water samples by hand-pumped filtration, and soil samples were collected and diluted. The isolated fungi were incubated in potato dextrose agar at 25℃. A total of 173 fungal strains were isolated from brackish water and identified according to their respective internal transcribed spacer via phylogenetic analysis. The diversity of all fungal strains was analyzed according to diversity indices. The fungal strains belonged to any of 18 taxonomic orders: Pleosporales, Eurotiales, Capnodiales, Hypocreales, Polyporales, Saccharomycetales, Agaricales, Glomerellales, Mucorales, Dothideales, Russulales, Xylariales, Sordariales, Myrmecridiales, Tubeufiales, Onygenales, Cantharellales, and Amphisphaeriales.
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Fig. 1.Cultural and morphological characteristics of NNIBRFG3280. Macro-morphology of front and back. A: Potato dextrose agar (PDA), B: Malt extract agar (MEA), C:Oatmeal agar (OA), D: Yeast extract peptone dextrose agar (YPDA), E: 1x sea water PDA (1xSPDA), F: 2x sea water PDA (2xSPDA), G: Growth rate on media. Micro-morphology of conidiophore (H) and conidia (I). Size bar is 10 μm.