Unreported Endophytic Fungi Isolated from the Leaves of Evergreen Woody Plants in Korea: Muyocopron lithocarpi and Didymocyrtis cladoniicola

Ju-Hui  Gwon1   Hyeok  Park12   Jong-Chul  Lee1   Jae-Wook  Choi1   Ahn-Heum  Eom1,*   



In this study, endophytic fungi were isolated from the leaves of evergreen woody plants in Hansando Island in South Korea. The fungal isolates were identified based on morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of the DNA sequences of the internal transcribed spacer and the large subunit regions of rDNA. It was confirmed that two endophytic fungal species, Muyocopron lithocarpi and Didymocyrtis cladoniicola, isolated in this study have not previously been reported in South Korea.

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Fig. 1. Cultural characteristics of two endophytic fungal strains. Colonies of Muyocopron lithocarpi KNUE19E011 grown for 7 days on potato dextrose agar (PDA) (A: Surface, B: Reverse) and malt extract agar (MEA) (C: Surface, D: Reverse); Colonies of Didymocyrtis cladoniicola 19E070 grown for 7 days on PDA (E: Surface, F: Reverse) and MEA (G: Surface, H: Reverse).