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The database is hosted by Kiel University
and is established by Magda Wieckowska-
Lüth, Wiebke Kirleis and Kay Schmütz,
Institute for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology.

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Type: HdV-1103

Category: Fungi

Taxonomical identification: Glomus sp.

First publication: van Geel, B., Gelorini, V., Lyaruu, A., Aptroot, A., Rucina, S., Marchant, R., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. and Verschuren, D. (2011) Diversity and ecology of tropical African fungal spores from a 25,000-year palaeoenvironmental record in southeastern Kenya. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 164, 174–190

Other publication/s: No information

Description: Chlamydospores globose, 30–50 μm in diameter excluding the hyphal attachment.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: It was postulated that high soil erosion accounted for the abundance of Glomus in Late-Glacial sediments, and that reduced abundance in Holocene sediments was due to the establishment of trees.

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Glomus species are endomycorrhizal fungi living in arbuscular vesiculae on a variety of host plants.

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Soil erosion