The AMF Distribution in India - A Checklist

Rhizophagus fasciculatum (Thaxt.) C. Walker & Schuessler (2010)

Basionyms and other popular names: Glomus fasciculatum Gerd. & Trappe (1974) [as fasciculatus] (emendation Walker & Koske 1987) = Endogone fasciculata Thaxt. (1922)]
Rhizophagus fasciculatum is reported from 16 state(s) of India namely Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Uttarakhand*, Kerala, Orissa, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand*, GPS location for which is shown in map. Data can also be searched by location by clicking distribution map in menu checklist. A conclusion about their occurrence has been drawn on basis of culture based studies (bibliography given below). Availability of live culture of Rhizophagus fasciculatum can be checked at Centre for Mycorrhizal Culture Collection (CMCC, TERI). Original description of Rhizophagus fasciculatum is available at
Taxonomically reliable and clean sequences spanning small subunit (SSU) rRNA, Internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and large subunit rRNA region isolated from live cultures of AM fungal spores of Rhizophagus fasciculatum have yet not been isolated
Phylum : Glomeromycota
Class   : Glomeromycetes
Order    : Glomerales
Family   : Glomeraceae
Genus   :Rhizophagus
Species :fasciculatum
*Indicates data of present project
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