Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal sporocarps associated withPennisetum pedicillatum

  • K Ammani
  • K Venkateswarlu
  • A S Rao


Sporocarps of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi occurring in the rhizosphere and roots ofPennisetum pedicillatum, growing in a red laterite soil were studied. The characteristic features of the sporocarps of each endophyte are described.


Pennisetum pedicillatum sporocarps Glomus spp. Sclerocystis spp. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K Ammani
    • 1
  • K Venkateswarlu
    • 1
  • A S Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyNagarjuna UniversityNagarjunanagarIndia

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