The AMF Distribution in India - A Checklist

Glomus aggregatum N.C. Schenck & G.S. Sm. (1982)

Glomus aggregatum is reported from 11 state(s) of India namely Bihar, Goa, Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttarakhand*, 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 Glomus aggregatum can be checked at Centre for Mycorrhizal Culture Collection (CMCC, TERI). Original description of Glomus aggregatum 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 Glomus aggregatum can be downloaded from genbank accession number (GQ205063.1 and GQ205062.1). Maximum likelihood phylogenetic tree based on nuclear small subunit SSU, 5.8 ITS, LSU rRNA strict consensus sequences (>1000 bp) of the Indian Glomeromycota and other fungal lineages was used for inferring phylogeny. One representative each from Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota and basidiomycota was used as circles depict bootstrap values (60-100%). Branches with < 60% bootstrap support were collapsed to polytomies. The scale bar indicates the number of substitutions per site. Interactive tree of life (itol, was used for drawing the tree presented here. Phylogenetic data can also be searched for by clicking phylogenetic map in menu checklist. Sequences marked with * indicate sequences obtained in the present study.
Racocetra weresubiae |FR750135.1|Glomus aggregatum |JF439190.1|Glomus diaphanum gi|254212331|gb|GQ205069.1|Ambispora gerdemannii |JF439210.1|Gigaspora albida gi|3493495|gb|AF004706.1|Acaulospora koskei |KP191473.1|Glomus hoi |JF439205.1|Septoglomus constrictum gi|344165624|gb|JF439180.1|Acaulospora spinosa |FR750152.1|Glomus macrocarpum |FR750536.1|Corymbiglomus tortuosum gi|344165538|gb|JF439094.1|Claroideoglomus claroideum |FR750061.1|Archaeospora trappei |FR750036.1|Glomus dimorphicum gi|675879476|gb|KJ934791.1|Sclerocystis sinuosa gi|23343531|emb|AJ437106.1|Glomus clarum gi|254212343|gb|GQ205081.1|Mucor racemosus Zygomycota gi|731445967|gb|KP132477.1|Gigaspora rosea |FN547572.1|Gigaspora decipiens gi|6093128|emb|AJ239119.1|Funneliformis caledonium gi|254212353|gb|GQ205091.1|Redeckera fulva |AM418548.1|Acaulospora alpina |FR681927.1|Dentiscutata heterogama |FR750161.1|Ambispora leptoticha |FJ769322.1|Scutellospora cerradensis gi|10119897|dbj|AB048690.1|Chytridium lagenaria chytridiomycota gi|269997005|gb|FJ822972.1|Acaulospora morrowiae gi|210971824|emb|AM905249.1|Acaulospora mellea |JF439092.1|Acaulospora laevis |FN547516.1|Cryptococcus neoforman basidiomycota gi|731445675|gb|KP132185.1|Diversispora epigaea gi|342298395|emb|FR686939.1|Pacispora scintillans |FM876832.1|Funneliformis mosseae |KF836909.1|Rhizophagus fasciculatus gi|1262790|Acaulospora delicata |JF439093.1|Entrophospora infrequens gi|339740130|gb|JN194173.1|Glomus heterosporum gi|33772389|gb|AY285871.1|Racocetra fulgida |FR750148.1|Archaeospora schenckii |FR750021.1|Gigaspora margarita gi|5918914|gb|AF162470.1|Paraglomus laccatum |FR750083.1|Morchella elata Ascomycota gi|291292617|gb|GQ249378.1|Acaulospora scrobiculata |FR692351.1|Scutellospora calospora |JF439140.1|Glomus invermaium |HG969392.1|Geosiphon pyriformis gi|410441165|emb|FM876843.3|
Phylum : Glomeromycota
Class   : Glomeromycetes
Order    : Glomerales
Family   : Glomeraceae
Genus   :Glomus
Species :aggregatum
*Indicates data of present project
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