New record and enzyme activity of four species in Penicillium section Citrina from marine environments in Korea

Myung Soo PARK, Ji Eun EOM, Jonathan, Julio FONG, Young Woon LIM

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Several strains of Penicillium section Citrina were isolated during a survey of fungi from marine environments along the southern coast of Korea. Based on multigene phylogenetic analyses (β-tubulin and calmodulin) and morphological characteristics, the 11 strains were identified as P. citrinum , P. hetheringtonii , P. paxilli , P. sumatrense , P. terrigenum , and P. westlingii . To understand the ecological role of these species, we tested all strains for extracellular enzyme activity; six strains representing four species showed β-glucosidase activity. Four of the identified species — P. hetheringtonii , P. paxilli , P. terrigenum , and P. westlingii — are new records for Korea. For these new species records, we describe morphological characteristics of the strains and compare results to published data of type strains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-225
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes


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