In this study, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) were isolated from rhizosphere soils of
Dokdo Island. Based on their morphological characteristics and 18S rDNA sequence analysis,
eight species belonging to seven genera were identified: Acaulospora longula, A. mellea,
Claroideoglomus claroideum, Diversispora aurantia, Funneliformis mosseae, Gigaspora margarita,
Paraglomus occultum, and Septoglomus constrictum. No differences were noted between the
AMF isolated from Dongdo and Seodo in Dokdo Island, and all of these AMF have been
reported previously in Korea. These results could be useful for diversity and functional analyses
of AMF in Korea.