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Volume 12, Number 10, 1992
Page(s) 887 - 897
Agronomie 12 (1992) 887-897
DOI: 10.1051/agro:19921026

Systematics and taxonomy of the arbuscular endomycorrhizal fungi (Glomales)- a possible way forward

C. Walker

Forestry Commission, The Forestry Authority, Northem Research Station, Roslin, Midlothian EH25, 9SY, UK

Abstract - The identification of plants belonging to mycorrhizal symbioses is easy, but that of the fungal partners is in an underdeveloped state. The history of the taxonomy of the Glomales is presented here, including that of genera, species, types. This taxonomy can nowadays be based upon phylogeny and morphological, ontogenic, biological, molecular and genetic studies.

Résumé - Systématique et taxonomie des Glomales. La possibilité d'un bond en avant. L'identification des plantes appartenant à une symbiose mycorrhizienne est aisée mais celle du champignon partenaire est encore délicate à cause de l'état de sous-développement de la taxonomie de ces champignons. L'histoire de la taxonomie des Glomales est ici présentée, incluant la présentation des genres, des espèces et des types. Cette taxonomie peut aujourd'hui se baser sur la phylogénie et sur des études morphologiques, ontogéniques, biologiques moléculaires et génétiques.

Key words: taxonomy / endomycorrhiza / fungus

Mots clés : taxonomie / endomycorhize / champignon

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