The AMF Distribution in India - A Checklist

Rhizophagus clarus Rhizophagus clarus (T.H. Nicolson & N.C. Schenck) C. Walker & Schuessler (2010)

Basionyms and other popular names: Glomus clarum T.H. Nicolson & N.C. Schenck (1979) [as 'clarus']
Rhizophagus clarus is reported from 3 state(s) of India namely Andhra Pradesh, Kerala 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 Rhizophagus clarus can be checked at Centre for Mycorrhizal Culture Collection (CMCC, TERI). Original description of Rhizophagus clarus 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 clarus have yet not been isolated
Phylum : Glomeromycota
Class   : Glomeromycetes
Order    : Glomerales
Family   : Glomeraceae
Genus   :Rhizophagus
Species :clarus
*Indicates data of present project
  1. Baiju EC, Chandrashekara UM, Sankaran KV (2012) Impact of landuse transformation on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity in the Kerala part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. India. Journal of Research in Biology 2: 448-459
  2. Lakshmipathy R, Balakrishna AN, Bagyaraj DJ (2012) Abundance and Diversity of AM Fungi across a Gradient of Land Use Intensity and Their Seasonal Variations in Niligiri Biosphere of the Western Ghats, India. J Agr Sci Tech 14: 903-918
  3. 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