Title

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

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Microbiology

Publication Date

4-2015

Volume

53

Issue

4

First Page

219

Last Page

225

Publisher

Han-Gug Misaengmul Hag-hoe,The Mircobiological Society of Korea

Keywords

BenA, CaM, morphology, Penicillium section Citrina, phylogeny

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1007/s12275-015-4700-9

Print ISSN

12258873

E-ISSN

19763794

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Recommended Citation

Park, M. S., Eom, J. E., Fong, J. J., & Lim, Y. W. (2015). New record and enzyme activity of four species in Penicillium section Citrina from marine environments in Korea. Journal of Microbiology, 53(4), 219-225. doi: 10.1007/s12275-015-4700-9