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Phylogenetic analysis of major molds inhabiting woods. Part 4. Genus Alternaria

  • Young Min Lee , Hanbyul Lee , Yeongseon Jang , Yirang Cho , Gyu-Hyeok Kim and Jae-Jin Kim EMAIL logo
From the journal Holzforschung


Twenty-four Alternaria strains have been isolated from wood samples in Korea and submitted to phylogenetic analyses. The gene trees generated from the ITS and histone gene region sequences revealed that, among the genus Alternaria, two species, Alternaria alternata sensu lato (s.l.) and Alternaria tenuissima, are involved in wood discoloration. In addition, the histone gene was useful as a marker for differentiating between A. alternata s.l. and A. tenuissima.

Corresponding author: Jae-Jin Kim, PhD, Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, 5-1 Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 136-701 Korea, Phone: +82-2-3290-3049, Fax: +82-2-953-0737, e-mail:

This study was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2013R1A1A2A10011390) and by the Technology Development Program (309016-05) for Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, Republic of Korea.


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Received: 2013-5-20
Accepted: 2013-7-23
Published Online: 2013-08-28
Published in Print: 2014-02-01

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