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Zygomycota and Glomeromycota

  1. Elizabeth Moore-Landecker

Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000381.pub2



How to Cite

Moore-Landecker, E. 2008. Zygomycota and Glomeromycota. eLS. .

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  1. Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2008


The phylum Zygomycota is an ecologically diverse and economically important group of fungi, containing two classes, the Zygomycetes and Trichomycetes. The phylum Glomeromycota, a group of mycorrhizal fungi, is derived from the Zygomycota.


  • fungi;
  • ecology;
  • insects;
  • plants;
  • humans