Mycobiology.  2021 Feb;49(1):46-53. 10.1080/12298093.2020.1852702.

Penicillium ulleungdoense sp. nov. from Ulleung Island in Korea

  • 1School of Life Science and Biotechnology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
  • 2Microorganism Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources, Incheon, South Korea
  • 3Department of Food Science and Technology, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea
  • 4Korean Agricultural Culture Collection, National Institute of Agricultural Science, RDA, Suwon, Korea
  • 5Department of Landscape Architecture, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea


In a study of the fungal diversity on Ulleung Island in Korea, three novel strains of Penicillium were isolated. Different sites on Ulleung Island were selected for collecting endophytic fungi, and three endophytic fungal strains showed unique morphological characteristics. DNA sequence of the internal transcribed spacer, β-tubulin, calmodulin, and RNA polymerase II second largest subunit regions of the strains were analyzed and they showed unique taxonomic position from the other species of Penicillium section Sclerotiora. The new strains were named Penicillium ulleungdoense sp. nov. As the novel endophytic Penicillium taxa were discovered in a unique environment, the data could be meaningful for understanding the geographical distribution of Ascomycetes on Ulleung Island.


Penicillium ulleungdoense sp. nov; endophytic Ulleung Island
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