Mycobiology.  2020 Feb;48(1):29-36. 10.1080/12298093.2019.1703373.

Isolation and Characterization of Four Unrecorded Mucor Species in Korea

  • 1Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Agricultural Biological Chemistry, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
  • 2Fungal Resources Research Division, Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources, Sangju-si, Korea


During an investigation of fungi of the order Mucorales from freshwater and sediment samples in Korea, we isolated six strains, NNIBRFG6649, NNIBRFG6255, NNIBRFG1498, CNUFCYJ13, CNUFC-YR7, and NNIBRFG2739. The morphology and phylogeny of these strains were analyzed. Based on the morphological characteristics and molecular data from internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region, the isolates NNIBRFG6649 and NNIBRFG6255 were identified as Mucor abundans, and M. aligarensis, respectively. The isolates NNIBRFG1498 and CNUFC-YJ13 were identified as M. moelleri, whereas the isolates CNUFC-YR7 and NNIBRFG2739 were identified as M. heterogamus. To the best of our knowledge, M. abundans, M. aligarensis, M. moelleri, and M. heterogamus have not yet been reported in Korea.


ITS; morphology; Mucor; Mucorales; taxonomy
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