Phylogenetic analysis of major molds inhabiting woods. Part 4. Genus Alternaria

Young Min Lee, Hanbyul Lee, Yeongseon Jang, Yirang Cho, Gyu Hyeok Kim, Jae Jin Kim

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Twenty-four Alternaria strains have been isolated from wood samples in Korea and submitted to phylogenetic analyses. The gene trees generated from the ITS and histone gene region sequences revealed that, among the genus Alternaria, two species, Alternaria alternata sensu lato (s.l.) and Alternaria tenuissima, are involved in wood discoloration. In addition, the histone gene was useful as a marker for differentiating between A. alternata s.l. and A. tenuissima.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb


  • Alternaria
  • Histone
  • ITS
  • Phylogeny
  • Wood discoloration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials


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