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Mycobiology. 2017 Dec;45(4):318-326. doi: 10.5941/MYCO.2017.45.4.318. Epub 2017 Dec 31.

Isolation and Characterization of Three Unrecorded Zygomycete Fungi in Korea: Cunninghamella bertholletiae, Cunninghamella echinulata, and Cunninghamella elegans.

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Division of Food Technology, Biotechnology & Agrochemistry, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Korea.
Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Kunsan National University, Gunsan 54150, Korea.


In a survey of undiscovered taxa in Korea, three zygomycete fungal strains-EML-W31, EML-HGD1-1, and EML-RUS1-1-were isolated from freshwater, grasshopper fecal, and soil samples in Korea. On the basis of the morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of internal transcribed spacer and 28S rDNA, the isolates of EML-W31, EML-HGD1-1, and EML-RUS1-1 were confirmed to be Cunninghamella bertholletiae, Cunninghamella echinulata, and Cunninghamella elegans, respectively. These species have not been previously described in Korea.


Cunninghamella bertholletiae; Cunninghamella echinulata; Cunninghamella elegans; Undiscovered taxa; Zygomycota

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