A checklist of Egyptian fungi: II. Glomeromycota

Document Type : Checklist


1 Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Egypt.

2 Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia 41522, Egypt


Information about arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) was abstracted based on an intensive search of publications, thesis, and preliminary annotated checklists and compilations. By screening all available sources of information, it was possible to report forty-eight taxa belonging to one class (Glomeromycetes), four orders (Archaeosporales, Diversisporales, Glomerales and Paraglomerales) and six families (Acaulosporaceae, Archaeosporaceae, Entrophosporaceae, Gigasporaceae, Glomeraceae and Pacisporaceae). Order Glomerales accommodates the greatest range of species (28 species), the order Archaeosporales and Paraglomerales accommodate the lowest range (one species each).