Report on Tuber huidongense, a Truffle Species Previously Unrecorded in Korea

Hyeok Park1   Ju-Hui Gwon1   Jong-Chul Lee1   Hyun Suk Kim2   Deuk Sil Oh2   Ahn-Heum Eom1,*   

1Department of Biology Education, Korea National University of Education, Cheongju 28173, Korea
2Jeollanamdo Forest Resources Research Institute, Naju 58213, Korea


The fruiting bodies and roots of a Tuber species were collected from the rhizosphere of Quercus dentata in Pohang, Korea. The morphological characteristics of the ascoma and ectomycorrhizal roots were studied, and phylogenetic analyses were performed using the sequences of the internal transcribed spacer, large subunit rDNA, and β-tubulin DNA. Based on the features of the fruiting bodies, the species was identified to be Tuber huidongense, which has not been reported earlier in Korea. The morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of T. huidongense are described in the present study.

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Fig. 1.Morphological characteristics of . ascocarp (A-C), peridium and gleba (D), asci (E, F), and ascospores (G, H) (scale bars: B, C=5000 μm, D=1000 μm, E=50 μm, F=20 μm, G, H=10 μm).