Acaulospora alpina

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Acaulospora alpina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Glomeromycota
Class: Glomeromycetes
Order: Diversisporales
Family: Acaulosporaceae
Genus: Acaulospora
Species: A. alpina
Binomial name
Acaulospora alpina
Oehl, Sýkorová & Sieverd. (2006)

Acaulospora alpina is a species of fungus in the family Acaulosporaceae. It forms arbuscular mycorrhiza and vesicles in roots. The fungus was discovered in Switzerland, in the rhizosphere of an alpine grassland at altitudes between 1,800 and 2,700 metres (5,900 and 8,900 ft).[1]


  1. ^ Oehl F, Sykorova Z, Redecker D, Wiemken A (2006). "Acaulospora alpina, a new arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal species characteristic for high mountainous and alpine regions of the Swiss Alps". Mycologia. 98 (2): 286–294. doi:10.3852/mycologia.98.2.286. PMID 16894974.  open access publication – free to read

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