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Fig. S1 Fungal phylogeny based on comparison of the concatenation of the 14 amino acid sequences of conserved mitochondrial genes (CMGs).

Fig. S2 Unrooted phylogenetic trees based on mitochondrial large subunit (mtLSU) ribosomal (a) and conserved mitochondrial gene (CMG) (b) sequences of mt genomes of six strains of Rhizophagus irregularis.

Fig. S3 Phylogenetic tree of Rhizophagus species based on nuclear internal transcribed spacers using parsimony analysis.

Fig. S4 Mitochondrial genome map of the different Rhizophagus irregularis strains studied.

Fig. S5 Distribution of small inverted repeats (SIRs) depending on the type and insertion locus in different strains of Rhizophagus irregularis.

Fig. S6 Electrophoresis gels of PCR amplicons from one spore of Rhizophagus irregularis.

Fig. S7 Rhizophagus irregularis strain typing by length polymorphism analysis.


Table S1 List of PCR primers used for the typing and identification of the different strains of Rhizophagus irregularis

Table S2 Summary of microsatellite allele size observed for 16 loci (Mathimaran et al., 2008) from nuclear gDNA of five strains of Rhizophagus irregularis