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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of the Glomus-group A lineage (Glomerales; Glomeromycota) detected in myco-heterotrophic plants from tropical Africa

Franke, T.; Beenken, L.; Doring, M.; Kocyan, A.; Agerer, R.

Mycological Progress 5(1): 24-31

2006


ISSN/ISBN: 1617-416X
DOI: 10.1007/s11557-006-0500-2
Accession: 012839682

We amplified and sequenced partial 18S rDNA of fungi in the roots of 11 African myco-heterotrophic plants out of four angiosperm families (Burmanniaceae, Thismiaceae, Triuridaceae, and Gentianaceae). The sequences were cladistically analysed with published sequences of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. We show that all investigated African myco-heterotrophic plants are associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi within a clade of Glomus (Glomus-group A).

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