Evidence for Endomycorrhizae in Pennsylvanian Age Plant Fossils

Science  01 May 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4494, pp. 562-563
DOI: 10.1126/science.212.4494.562


Fossil fungal chlamydospores from the tissues of a number of Pennsylvanian age fossil plants are described. Features such as size, shape, wall organization, and the structure of the subtending hyphal stalk suggest affinities with the modern endomycorrhizal fungus Glomus.