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Characterization of Two Undescribed Mucoralean Species with Specific Habitats in Korea

Version 1 : Received: 23 March 2018 / Approved: 26 March 2018 / Online: 26 March 2018 (05:37:04 CEST)

How to cite: Lee, S.H.; Nguyen, T.T.T.; Lee, H.B. Characterization of Two Undescribed Mucoralean Species with Specific Habitats in Korea. Preprints 2018, 2018030204 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0204.v1). Lee, S.H.; Nguyen, T.T.T.; Lee, H.B. Characterization of Two Undescribed Mucoralean Species with Specific Habitats in Korea. Preprints 2018, 2018030204 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201803.0204.v1).

Abstract

The order Mucorales, the largest in number of species within the Mucoromycotina, comprises typically fast-growing saprotrophic fungi. During a study of the fungal diversity of undiscovered taxa in Korea, two mucoralean strains, CNUFC-GWD3-9 and CNUFC-EGF1-4, were isolated from specific habitats including freshwater and fecal samples, respectively, in Korea. The strains were analyzed both for morphology and phylogeny based on the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and large subunit (LSU) of 28S ribosomal DNA regions. On the basis of their morphological characteristics and sequence analyses, isolates CNUFC-GWD3-9 and CNUFC-EGF1-4 were confirmed to be Gilbertella persicaria and Pilobolus crystallinus, respectively.To the best of our knowledge, there are no published literature records of these two genera in Korea.

Subject Areas

Gilbertella persicaria; Pilobolus crystallinus; mucoralean fungi; phylogeny; morphology; undiscovered taxa

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