Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are all placed in the phylum (division) Glomeromycota. They form the widespread arbuscular mycorrhiza symbiosis with land plants (Embryophyta). The fungi are obligate symbionts that cannot be cultured without a plant as a 'host' (symbiotic partner).[1]


  1. ^ Characteristics. "Glomeromycota". The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL). Retrieved 19 August 2014.