Taxonomic revision of the genus Lactarius (Russulales, Basidiomycota) in Korea

  title={Taxonomic revision of the genus Lactarius (Russulales, Basidiomycota) in Korea},
  author={Hyun Sung Lee and Komsit Wissitrassameewong and Myung-soo Park and Annemieke Verbeken and John A Eimes and Young Woon Lim},
  journal={Fungal Diversity},
The genus Lactarius Pers. (Russulales) is a cosmopolitan group of Basidiomycota that forms ectomycorrhizal relationships primarily with both deciduous and coniferous trees. Although the genus has been well-studied in Europe and North America, only fragmentary researches have been carried out on Asian species. In particular, the distribution of Lactarius species in South Korea is poorly understood due to insufficient morphological descriptions and a lack of DNA sequence data. In addition, the… Expand
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