Dermea piceina (Dermateaceae): An Unrecorded Endophytic Fungus of Isolated from Abies koreana

Ju-Kyeong Eo1,*   Eunsu Park1   Han-Na Choe2   

1Division of Climate and Ecology, Bureau of Conservation & Assessment Research, National Institute of Ecology, Seocheon 33657, Korea
2Biological Resource Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Jeongeup 56212, Korea


We found an unrecorded endophytic fungus, Dermea piceina J.W. Groves, isolated from alpine conifer Abies koreana. Until now only one Dermea species, D. cerasi, has been reported in Korea. In this study, we compared morphological characteristics and DNA sequences, including internal transcribed spacer and 28S ribosomal DNA, of D. piceina isolated from A. koreana with those of related species. Here, we present morphological and molecular characters of this fungus for the first time in Korea.

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Fig. 1.Cultures of strain NIE7236 isolated from . A, B, front and reversed sides of the colonies on potato dextrose agar after 180 days; C, D, front and reversed sides of the colonies on maltose extract agar after 180 days; E, macroconidia. Scale bars: E=50 μm.