Glomeromycota is one of six recognized phyla within the kingdom Fungi. It includes 150 described species most of which are entirely epigeous (underground) and form arbuscules in the roots of plants. They are dependent on energy obtained through a symbiotic relationship with plants known as an arbuscular mycorrhiza.
Abstract of research into the association of Glomus species with the non-photosynthesizing plant Arachnis uniflora.
Image of the roots of a peanut plant colonised by this endomycorrhizal fungi.
Information from Wikipedia about this group of underground fungi which exchange nutrients with higher plants through a mycorrhizal arrangement.
Information from Wikipedia on this phylum from the kingdom Fungi, members of which form arbuscules on the roots of plants.
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