The AMF Distribution in India - A Checklist

Scutellospora nigra (J.F. Redhead) C. Walker & F.E. Sanders (1986)

Basionyms and other popular names: Dentiscutata nigra Sieverd., F.A. Souza & Oehl (2008) ≡ Gigaspora nigra J.F. Redhead (1979)]
Scutellospora nigra is reported from 3 state(s) of India namely Andhra Pradesh, Goa and Karnataka, 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 Scutellospora nigra can be checked at Centre for Mycorrhizal Culture Collection (CMCC, TERI). Original description of Scutellospora nigra 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 Scutellospora nigra have yet not been isolated
Phylum : Glomeromycota
Class   : Glomeromycetes
Order    : Diversisporales
Family   : Gigasporaceae
Genus   :Scutellospora
Species :nigra
*Indicates data of present project
  1. Dessai SA and Rodrigues BF (2012) Diversity studies on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in vegetable crop plants of Goa, India. Plant Pathology & Quarantine 2: 87-101
  2. Shobha, Chandrashekar, KR (2007) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal association of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) grown in coastal lowland and inland fields of Mangalore taluka. Mycorrhizal News 19:12
  3. Renuka G, Rao MS, Ramesh M, Praveen Kumar V, Ram Reddy S (2012) Distribution and Diversity of AM Fungal Flora in Godavari Belt Forests, Andhra Pradesh, India. Asian J Expl Biol Sci 3: 228 - 235