We isolated nine fungal strains from different environmental materials collected from different locations during a survey of fungal diversity in Korea. Using molecular phylogenetic analyses and morphological characteristics, nine previously undescribed strains were identified and assigned to the species Collariella robusta, Fusicolla acetilerea, Hongkongmyces pedis, Hongkongmyces snookiorum, Mariannaea fusiformis, Metarhizium pemphigi, Pallidocercospora crystallina, Scopulariopsis candida, and Volutella citrinella. Diverse environmental samples may thus be a promising source for isolating and investigating novel fungal species, thus sampling efforts should be increased in future studies. This study also reports identification of some rare fungal species belonging to the genera Hongkongmyces and Pallidocercospora from Korea.
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Fig. 1. Phylogenetic tree based on the maximum likelihood analyses of the combined internal transcribed spacers (ITS) and large subunit (LSU) rDNA sequences of Collariella robusta CNUFC BCSM3. Microascus trigonosporus CBS 218.31 was used as outgroup. Bootstrap support values of ≥50% from 1,000 replicates are indicated at the nodes. The bar indicates the number of substitutions per position. T=type.