The first report of two species of Polyporus (Polyporaceae, Basidiomycota) from South Korea

Jin Sung Lee, Eun Ju Woo, Kyoung Hee Oh, Jae Jin Kim, Young Woon Lim

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Based on morphological examination, two species of Polyporus, P. dictyopus, and P. tuberaster, were identified, which constitutes the first record of these species in South Korea. To confirm their affinity within the genus Polyporus, the phylogenetic relationships of Polyporus and allied genera were established from nuclear large subunit ribosomal DNA (nLSU rDNA) sequences, and a morphological diagnostic key is presented to clarify the Korean species of Polyporus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-753
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Microbiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank M. Y. Yang (Jeju National University) and H. J. Kang (Kyungsung University) for help with the experiments. This work was supported by the Korean indigenous species research project from the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea.


  • Polyporus
  • phylogeny
  • taxonomy
  • wood-rotting fungi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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