During a survey of marine fungi from the waters surrounding Jeju Island, Korea, several Penicillium strains were isolated from seawater and marine sponges. Based on morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analyses of the internal transcribed spacer and RNA polymerase subunit II, four strains were identified as Penicillium antarcticum , a fungus that, to the best of our knowledge, had not been previously reported in Korea. Here, we provide detailed descriptions of the morphological characteristics and extracellular enzyme activities of the four strains.
Bibliographical noteThis work was supported by the Marine BioResource Bank Program of the Ministry of Ocean & Fisheries, Korea.
- Extracellular enzyme activity
- Internal transcribed spacer
- Penicillium antarcticum
- RNA polymerase subunit II