Diversity and saline resistance of endophytic fungi associated with pinus thunbergii in coastal shelterbelts of Korea

Young Ju MIN, Myung Soo PARK, Jonathan, J. FONG, Ying QUAN, Sungcheol JUNG, Young Woon LIM

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Abstract

The Black Pine, Pinus thunbergii, is widely distributed along the eastern coast of Korea and its importance as a shelterbelt was highlighted after tsunamis in Indonesia and Japan. The root endophytic diversity of P. thunbergii was investigated in three coastal regions; Goseong, Uljin, and Busan. Fungi were isolated from the root tips, and growth rates of pure cultures were measured and compared between PDA with and without 3% NaCl to determine their saline resistance. A total of 259 isolates were divided into 136 morphotypes, of which internal transcribed spacer region sequences identified 58 species. Representatives of each major fungi phylum were present: 44 Ascomycota, 8 Zygomycota, and 6 Basidiomycota. Eighteen species exhibited saline resistance, many of which were Penicillium and Trichoderma species. Shoreline habitats harbored higher saline-tolerant endophytic diversity compared with inland sites. This investigation indicates that endophytes of P. thunbergii living closer to the coast may have higher resistance to salinity and potentially have specific relationships with P. thunbergii.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-333
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume24
Issue number3
Early online date9 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Pinus
Korea
Fungi
Tsunamis
Endophytes
Basidiomycota
Ascomycota
Trichoderma
Indonesia
Meristem
Penicillium
Salinity
Ecosystem
Japan
Growth

Keywords

  • Coastal pine forest
  • endophyte community
  • salinity tolerance
  • shelterbelt

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MIN, Young Ju ; PARK, Myung Soo ; FONG, Jonathan, J. ; QUAN, Ying ; JUNG, Sungcheol ; LIM, Young Woon. / Diversity and saline resistance of endophytic fungi associated with pinus thunbergii in coastal shelterbelts of Korea. In: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2014 ; Vol. 24, No. 3. pp. 324-333.
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Diversity and saline resistance of endophytic fungi associated with pinus thunbergii in coastal shelterbelts of Korea. / MIN, Young Ju; PARK, Myung Soo; FONG, Jonathan, J.; QUAN, Ying; JUNG, Sungcheol; LIM, Young Woon.

In: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 24, No. 3, 03.2014, p. 324-333.

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