African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5233

Full Length Research Paper

A new subspecies of Lentinellus and its phylogenetic relationship based on ITS sequence

  Yu Liu1 and Tolgor Bau1,2*
  1Institute of Mycological Science and Technology, Ludong University/Shandong Key Laboratory of Edible Mushroom Technology, Yantai, 264025, China. 2Institute of Mycology/Engineering Research Center of Chinese Ministry of Education for Edible and Medicinal Fungi, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun, 130118, China.
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  •  Accepted: 16 July 2013
  •  Published: 19 July 2013



Lentinellus castoreus is a complex group. A new taxon under this species was found in northeast of China in this study. The new one was distinguished from the other sub-taxon by its morphological characteristics of denty tomentum, subdistant lamellae and inamyloid hyphae. The assignment of the new taxon was supported by phylogenetic analyses based on the internal  transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences. The results of molecular analyses demonstrated that the subspecies was clustered in a clade which included the sequences of Chinese, Russian and Japanese. It is named as Lentinellus castoreus subsp. orientalisYu Liu and Tolgor Bau after the authors examined specimens with the morphological and molecular taxonomic methods.


Key words: New subspecies, morphology, taxonomy, phylogenetic tree.