Diversity, phylogeny, and host-specialization of Hyaloperonospora species in Korea

Jae Sung Lee, Hyang Burm Lee, Hyeon Dong Shin, Young Joon Choi

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The genus Hyaloperonospora (Peronosporaceae; Oomycota) is an obligate biotrophic group that causes downy mildew disease on the Brassicaceae and allied families of Brassicales, including many economically relevant crops, such as broccoli, cabbage, radish, rape, and wasabi. To investigate the diversity of Hyaloperonospora species in northeast Asia, we performed a morphological analysis for the dried herbarium specimens collected in Korea, along with molecular phylogenetic inferences based on internal transcribed spacer rDNA and cox2 mtDNA sequences. It was confirmed that 14 species of Hyaloperonospora exist in Korea. Of these, three species, previously classified under the genus Peronospora, were combined to Hyaloperonospora: H. arabidis-glabrae comb. nov. (ex Arabis glabra), H. nasturtii-montani comb. nov. (ex Rorippa indica), and H. nasturtii-palustris comb. nov. (ex Rorippa palustris). In addition, finding two potentially new species specific to northeast Asian plants is noteworthy in support of the view that the species abundance of Hyaloperonospora has been underestimated hitherto.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-149
Number of pages11
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), funded by of the Ministry of Environment (MOE), and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (2016R1C1B2008013), Republic of Korea.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Korean Society of Mycology.


  • Barcoding
  • Brassicaceae
  • Cox2
  • Downy mildew
  • Emerging disease
  • Perofascia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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