Four Unrecorded Aspergillus Species from the Rhizosphere Soil in South Korea

Mycobiology. 2021 Jul 6;49(4):346-354. doi: 10.1080/12298093.2021.1944461. eCollection 2021.


The genus Aspergillus is commonly isolated from various marine and terrestrial environments; however, only a few species have been studied in rhizosphere soil. As part of the Korean indigenous fungal excavation project, we investigated fungal diversity from rhizosphere soil, focusing on Aspergillus species. A total of 13 strains were isolated from the rhizosphere soil of three different plants. Based on phylogenetic analysis of β-tubulin and calmodulin and morphological characteristics, we identified five Aspergillus species. A. calidoustus and A. pseudodeflectus were commonly isolated from the rhizosphere soil. Four species were confirmed as unrecorded species in Korea: A. calidoustus, A. dimorphicus, A. germanicus, and A. pseudodeflecuts. The detailed morphological descriptions of these unrecorded species are provided.

PMID:34512078 | PMC:PMC8409969 | DOI:10.1080/12298093.2021.1944461

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