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A new genus, Planticonsortium (Mucoromycotina), and new combination (P. tenue), for the fine root endophyte, Glomus tenue (basionym Rhizophagus tenuis)
- Walker, Christopher, Gollotte, Armelle, Redecker, Dirk
- Mycorrhiza 2018 v.28 no.3 pp. 213-219
- Glomus, Mucoromycotina, endophytes, fine roots, mycorrhizae, mycorrhizal fungi, new combination, new genus
- In 1977, the fine root endophyte, originally named Rhizophagus tenuis, was transferred into the genus Glomus as G. tenue, thus positioning the species with all other known arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota, Glomeromycotina). Recent molecular evidence, however, places it in a different subphylum, Mucoromycotina in the Mucoromycota. No suitable genus exists in the Mucoromycotina to accommodate G. tenue, so it is moved to Planticonsortium gen. nov. as P. tenue comb. nov.