Lecanicillium and Verticillium species from Indonesia and Japan including three new species

Nampiah Sukarno, Yuko Kurihara, Muhammad Ilyas, Wibowo Mangunwardoyo, Erny Yuniarti, Wellyzar Sjamsuridzal, Ju Young Park, Rasti Saraswati, Shigeki Inaba, Yantyati Widyastuti, Katsuhiko Ando, Shigeaki Harayama

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Forty-six Lecanicillium strains and one Verticillium strain were isolated from subterranean and epiphytic arthropods, soil, and other sources collected in Indonesia and Japan. These strains were identified as nine Lecanicillium and one Verticillium species including six undescribed species based on light microscopy and the sequences of the ITS-1 and ITS-2 regions including 5.8S ribosomal DNA. Four of the ten species (L. araneicola, L. kalimantanense, Lecanicillium sp. 4, and V. indonesiacum) were recovered from Indonesia, five of the ten (L. attenuatum, L. fusisporum, L. psalliotae, Lecanicillium sp. 1, and Lecanicillium sp. 3) were from Japan, and L. saksenae was from both countries. In this article, new species (L. araneicola, L. kalimantanense, and V. indonesiacum) and a new combination (L. saksenae) are proposed from the fungi isolated from epiphytic and subterranean arthropods collected in East Kalimantan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-379
Number of pages11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009


  • Anamorph of Clavicipitaceae sensu lato
  • Distribution
  • Entomopathogenic fungi
  • Prostrata
  • Taxonomy
  • Verticillium sect


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