Mycobiology.  2013 Jun;41(2):116-119.

Three New Records of Penicillium Species Isolated from Insect Specimens in Korea

  • 1Department of Applied Plant Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 200-701, Korea.
  • 2Microorganism Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources, Incheon 404-708, Korea.
  • 3Division of Applied Bioscience and Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Korea.


Three Penicillium species have been isolated from insect specimens in Korea; Penicillium sp., P. steckii, and P. polonicum. Penicillium sp. (KNU12-3-2) was isolated from Lixus imperessiventris, while P. polonicum (KNU12-1-8) and Penicillium steckii (KNU12-2-9) were isolated from Muljarus japonicas and Meloe proscarabaeus, respectively. The identification was based on the morphological characteristics of the fungi and in internal transcribed spacer analysis. This is the first report on the isolation of these three species of Penicillium from insects in Korea.


Lixus imperessiventris; Meloe proscarabaeus; Muljarus japonicas; Penicillium spp
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