Mycobiology.  2014 Dec;42(4):401-404. 10.5941/MYCO.2014.42.4.401.

First Report of Mortierella alpina (Mortierellaceae, Zygomycota) Isolated from Crop Field Soil in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Bio-resources Science, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 200-701, Korea. younslee@kangwon.ac.kr
  • 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.

Abstract

A new recorded species of Mortierella was recovered during the investigation of fungal communities in soil samples collected from different locations of Gangwon-do, Korea. The species was identified and described as Mortierella alpina on the basis of phylogenetic analysis of internal transcribed spacer sequences and morphological characteristics. This species has not been officially reported from Korea thus far.

Keyword

Morphology; Mortierella alpina; Soil fungal community

MeSH Terms

Gangwon-do
Korea
Mortierella*
Soil*
Soil
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