In this study, we investigated the spore diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in rhizospheres of a postmining area and a natural forest area in Jecheon, Korea. The rhizospheres of the post-mining areas were dominated by , while those of the natural forest area were dominated by . The number of AMF spores in rhizospheres of the post-mining area was significantly higher than that in the rhizospheres of the natural forest area. Although the diversity index of each area showed no significant difference, the community similarity of AMF within the rhizospheres of
natural forest area was significantly higher than that observed within those of post-mining area. These results showed that AM fungal communities in rhizospheres could change because of the degree of disturbance.