Wood decay fungi in South Korea: Polypores from seoul

Yeongseon Jang, Seokyoon Jang, Jaejung Lee, Hwanhwi Lee, Hanbyul Lee, Young Min Lee, Joo Hyun Hong, Mihee Min, Young Woon Lim, Changmu Kim, Jae Jin Kim

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In Seoul, a majority of plant communities have undergone significant changes over the last few decades; however, how wood decay fungi have responded and adapted to the changes in vegetation remains unknown. Through an ongoing investigation of Korean indigenous fungi, ca. 300 specimens with poroid basidiocarp were collected in Seoul during 2008~2012. Morphological examination and molecular analysis using the internal transcribed spacer and nuclear large subunit ribosomal DNA region sequences helped identify 38 species belonging to 28 genera, 10 families, and 5 orders in this area. Among them, three polypores, Abundisporus pubertatis, Coriolopsis strumosa, and Perenniporia maackiae were found to be new to South Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-146
Number of pages7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Basidiomycetes
  • Phylogeny
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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