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Arthonia ulleungdoensis, a New Lichenized Fungus from Ulleung Island, South Korea

Baekdudaegan National Arboretum, Bonghwa 36209, Korea
Korean Lichen Research Institute, Sunchon National University, Suncheon 57922, Korea
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Microorganisms 2019, 7(7), 205;
Received: 31 May 2019 / Revised: 18 July 2019 / Accepted: 18 July 2019 / Published: 19 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lichen Diversity and Conservation)
Arthonia ulleungdoensis Lee & Hur is described as a new lichen species from South Korea. The new species is distinguishable from Arthonia ruana A. Massal. by its large, rounded and non-punctiform apothecia, taller apothecial section, asci with fewer spores, and larger and permanently colorless spores. Molecular analyses employing mitochondrial small subunit (mtSSU) and RNA polymerase subunit II (RPB2) sequences strongly support Arthonia ulleungdoensis as a distinct species in the genus Arthonia. Overall, 22 Arthonia species are currently recorded in South Korea. A surrogate key is provided to assist in the identification of all 10 taxa of Arthonia/Arthothelium with muriform spores in Northeast Asia. View Full-Text
Keywords: Arthoniaceae; biodiversity; corticolous; phylogeny; taxonomy Arthoniaceae; biodiversity; corticolous; phylogeny; taxonomy
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Lee, B.G.; Hur, J.-S. Arthonia ulleungdoensis, a New Lichenized Fungus from Ulleung Island, South Korea. Microorganisms 2019, 7, 205.

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