Gigasporaceae

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Gigasporaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Glomeromycota
Class: Glomeromycetes
Order: Diversisporales
Family: Gigasporaceae
J.B. Morton & Benny
Type genus
Gigaspora
Gerd. & Trappe
Genera[2]

Cetraspora

Dentiscutata
Gigaspora

Quatunica
Racocetra

Scutellospora[1]

The Gigasporaceae are a family of fungi in the order Diversisporales. Species in this family are widespread in distribution, and form arbuscular mycorrhiza in roots.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The genus Scutellospora is not monophyletic. Several species have been proposed to belong to Cetraspora, Dentiscutata, or Quatunica. See Oehl F, de Souza FA, Sieverding E. 2008. Revision of Scutellospora and description of five new genera and three new families in the arbuscular mycorrhiza-forming Glomeromycetes. Mycotaxon 106: 311–360.
  2. ^ International Culture Collection of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
  3. ^ Cannon PF, Kirk PM. (2007). Fungal Families of the World. Wallingford: CABI. p. 135. ISBN 0-85199-827-5.