The AMF Distribution in India - A Checklist

Rhizophagus intararadices (N.C. Schenck & G.S. Sm.) C. Walker & Schuessler (2010) ≡ Glomus intraradices N.C. Schenck & G.S. Sm. (1982)]

Rhizophagus intararadices is reported from 20 state(s) of India namely Maharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Orissa, Uttarakhand*, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Delhi*, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand* and Madhya Pradesh, 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 intararadices can be checked at Centre for Mycorrhizal Culture Collection (CMCC, TERI). Original description of Rhizophagus intararadices 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 intararadices have yet not been isolated
Phylum : Glomeromycota
Class   : Glomeromycetes
Order    : Glomerales
Family   : Glomeraceae
Genus   :Rhizophagus
Species :intararadices
*Indicates data of present project
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  2. Jha A, Kumar A, Kamalvanshi M, Shukla,A (2011) Occurrence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in rhizosphere ofselected agroforestry tree species of Bundelkhand region. Indian Phytopath 64 : 186-188
  3. Songachan LS, Kayang H (2011) Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in pine forest of Meghalaya, North East India. Mycosphere 2:497-505
  4. D’Souza J, Rodrigues BF (2013) Seasonal Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Mangroves of Goa, India. International Journal of Biodiversity 2013,1-7
  5. Shah MA, Reshi ZA,Rasool N ( 201) Plant invasions induce a shift in Gloma spore diversity. Tropical Ecology 17 : 317-323
  6. Prasad K, Meghavansi MK, Khan AA (2011) Incidence of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in tree species in arid zones of Ajmer region of Rajasthan. Mycorrhizal News 22:12
  7. Singh AK, Jamaluddin (2011) Status and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and its role in natural regeneration on limestone mined spil. Biodiversitas 12:107-111
  8. Chaturvedi S, Tewari V, Sharma S, Prakash A, Sharma AK (2012) Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Oak-Pine Forests and Agricultural Land Prevalent in the Kumaon Himalayan Hills Uttarakhand India. British Microbiology Research Journal 2: 82-96
  9. Rajkumar HG, Seema HS, Sunil Kumar CP (2012) Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with some medicinal plants in Western Ghats of Karnataka region India. World Journal of Science and Technology 2:13-20
  10. 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
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  12. Chauhan S, Kaushik S and Aggarwal A (2013) AM Fungal Diversity in Selected Medicinal Plants of Haryana, India. Botany Research International 6(2): 41-46,
  13. Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) in the Rhizosphere of Helianthus annuus L.American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 13 (7): 982-987, 2013
  14. Kumar A, Sharma S & Mishra S (2015) Evaluating effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal consortia and Azotobacter chroococcum inimproving biomass yield of Jatropha curcas Plant Biosystems, 2015
  15. Sadhana B (2015) Arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungal diversity in Coastal region of Manapaadu near Tiruchendur, Tamil Nadu. ISSN: 2320 – 7051 Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 3 (6): 226-236 (2015)
  16. Debnath A, Karmakar P, Debnath S , Roy Das A, Saha AK and Das P (2015) Arbuscular mycorrhizal and dark septate endophyte fungal association in some plants of Tripura, North-East India. Current Research in Environmental & Applied Mycology 5 (4): 398–407(2015) ISSN 2229-2225
  17. Vyas D and Gupta RK (2014) Effect of edaphic factors on the diversity of VAM fungi. Tropical plant research- an international journal ISSN: 2349 – 1183 1(1): 14–25, 2014