Seven Previously Unrecorded Fungal Species Isolated from Freshwater Ecosystems in Korea

Jaeduk Goh1,*   Hye Yeon Mun1   Yoosun Oh1   

1Fungi Research Team, Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources, Sangju 37242, Korea


Various freshwater ecosystems, such as streams, lakes and rivers, provide a dynamic habitat for fungi. In this study, we isolated several fungal strains from freshwater sediment and plant litter. The strains were identified using molecular phylogenetic analyses of rDNA and beta tubulin (TUB) sequences. Morphological characteristics of the fungi were also investigated using microscopy and culture characteristics of the fungi grown on several media. We identified seven species previously unrecorded in Korea, Nothophoma spiraeae, Westerdykella aquatica, W. aurantiaca, W. dispersa, Chrysosporium sanyaense, C.pseudomerdarium and Taeniolella phialosperma.

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Fig. 1. Phylogenetic tree of NNIBRFG164 and related species, based on maximum-likelihood analysis of the beta tubulin gene sequences. Numbers at the nodes indicate the bootstrap values (>50%) from 1,000 replications.