Mycobiology.  2011 Dec;39(4):313-316.

Filamentous Fungi Isolated from Platypus koryoensis, the Insect Vector of Oak Wilt Disease in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Microbiology and Institute of Basic Sciences, Dankook University, Cheonan 330-714, Korea. piceae@naver.com
  • 2Department of Forest Diseases and Insect Pests, Korea Forest Research Institute, Seoul 130-712, Korea.

Abstract

The ambrosia beetle, Platypus koryoensis, is a serious pest of oak trees in Korea. In this study we investigated filamentous fungi present in the body of the beetle. Fourteen genera of filamentous fungi belonging to Ascomycota and Basidiomycota were isolated. Among the isolated fungi, some were able to produce wood degrading enzymes. This is first report of fungi associated with P. koryoensis.

Keyword

Filamentous fungi; Oak wilt disease; Platypus koryoensis; Raffaelea quercus-mongolicae

MeSH Terms

Ambrosia
Ascomycota
Basidiomycota
Beetles
Fungi
Insect Vectors
Insects
Korea
Platypus
Quercus
Wood
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