The AMF Distribution in India - A Checklist

Gigaspora gigantean (T.H. Nicolson & Gerd.) Gerd. & Trappe (1974)

Basionyms and other popular names: Endogone gigantea T.H. Nicolson & Gerd. (1968)]
Gigaspora gigantean is reported from 9 state(s) of India namely Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttarakhand*, Goa, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, 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 Gigaspora gigantean can be checked at Centre for Mycorrhizal Culture Collection (CMCC, TERI). Original description of Gigaspora gigantean 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 Gigaspora gigantean have yet not been isolated
Phylum : Glomeromycota
Class   : Glomeromycetes
Order    : Diversisporales
Family   : Gigasporaceae
Genus   :Gigaspora
Species :gigantean
*Indicates data of present project
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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Hindumathi A, Reddy BN (2011) Occurrence and distribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and microbial flora in the rhizosphere soils of mungbean [ vigna radiate (L.) wilczek] and soybean [glycine max (L.) Merr.] from Adilabad, Nizamabad and Karimnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh state, India. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology 2: 275-286
  6. Tamboli M, Vyas A (2012) Mycorrhizae at polluted site of western rajasthan. International Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Science 2: 206-212
  7. Kamble VR, Agre DG, Dixit GB (2012) Incidence of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Indian Squill: Drimia indica from Coastal Sand Dunes of Konkan, India. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences 4:31-36
  8. Koul KK, Agarwal S and Lone R (2012) Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Associated With the Medicinal Plants from Gwalior-Chambal Region of Madhya Pradesh-India. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 12 (8): 1004-1011
  9. Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) in the Rhizosphere of Helianthus annuus L.American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 13 (7): 982-987, 2013