, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 127–131 | Cite as

Morphological types of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in roots of weeds on vacant land

  • Masahide Yamato
Original Paper


Morphological types of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in weeds of vacant land were examined in spring and autumn. In total, 33 plant species belonging to 28 genera in 13 families were examined. The number of plant species with Arum-type AM was higher than those with Paris- or intermediate types in both seasons. Thus, Arum-type colonization may be beneficial for fast-growing plant species on vacant land. There was a strong relationship between plant identity and AM morphological type, as the colonization types were mostly distinguished at the plant family level.


Arbuscular mycorrhiza Morphological type Paris-type Arum-type Intermediate type 



I am grateful to Dr. Koji Iwase for reviewing the manuscript and to Dr. Makoto Ogawa for helpful discussion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biological Environment InstituteKansai Environmental Engineering Center Co. Ltd.KyotoJapan

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