The AMF Distribution in India - A Checklist


  • A total of 89 species of AMF are reported from Karnataka which belong to 15 genera. Commonly reported species are:
    1. Rhizophagus manihotis
    2. Rhizophagus fasciculatus
    3. Acaulospora scrobiculata
    4. Glomus multicaule
    5. Glomus monosporum
    6. Glomus macrocarpum
    7. Glomus aggregatum
    8. Funneliformis mosseae
    9. Funneliformis geosporum
  • The detailed classification of the species can be found by browsing the checklist and original description can be checked at

  • References:
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