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Glomus microaggregatum Koske, Gemma & P.D. Olexia

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Scientific name
Glomus microaggregatum
Author
Koske, Gemma & P.D. Olexia
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Glomeromycota
Class
Glomeromycetes
Order
Glomerales
Family
Glomeraceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Joana Veras
Comments etc.
Joana Veras

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the lack of adequate information to make a direct or indirect assessment of its risk of extinction, based on its distribution and / or population status, I would suggest that this species be categorized as insufficient data (DD).


Geographic range

This fungus has 18 occurrences distributed in 8 countries. Although there is no occurrence for Brazil, Glomus microaggregatum is found in Rio de Janeiro, Alagoas, Belo Horizonte, Paraná, among other states.


Population and Trends

Despite the species having 18 occurrences according to GBIF, with the records in Brazil this number tries to be much higher.

Population Trend: Improving


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil, this species is registered in different biomes, such as Amazon rainforest, Cerrado, Atlantic rainforest and Caatinga

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestMoist Savana

Threats

Although Glomus microaggregatum is present in anthropized environments; high rates of anthropogenic disturbances, such as deforestation, can affect the population of this species.

Housing & urban areasScale Unknown/UnrecordedScale Unknown/Unrecorded

Conservation Actions

Soil microorganisms, especially arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, receive little attention in the field of conservation biology, although they play a crucial role in the production of fundamental ecosystem services, such as fertility, soil formation and maintenance, nutrient cycling and plant community dynamics , among others. For the conservation of these fungi, in addition to the soil, it is also necessary to preserve the associated vegetation.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Other areas should be studied to assess the distribution of this species. In addition to a greater understanding of the effects of human disturbances on the species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

Unknown

Bibliography

WINAGRASKI, Etienne et al. DIVERSITY OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS OF BRAZIL: A REVIEW. Cerne, v. 25, n. 1, p. 25-35, 2019.
JOBIM¹, KHADIJA; OLIVEIRA, BRUNA IOHANNA SANTOS; GOTO, BRUNO TOMIO. Checklist of the Glomeromycota in the Brazilian Savanna. 2016.
MAIA, Leonor Costa et al. Species diversity of Glomeromycota in Brazilian biomes. Sydowia, v. 72, p. 181-205, 2020.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted