Getting started - application information

This page is intended to help you starting your experiments by a short introduction.

Here, you find a list of some important plants forming AM.

As far as we know, there are no limitations in the way of using our products. You can combine AM fungi, edit the formulations, etc. Products are easy to use, if you have any questions or need specific information, please email us and we'll be happy to help.

How to get started

  • - Design your experiment and calculate the amount of AM fungal propagules needed; don't forget that you have to setup valid controls, by either applying inactivated AM fungal inoculum or carrier material only.
  • - Screen our catalogue and chose the AM fungi you wish to use according to your experimental setup and questions. Keep production and delivery times for the different fungi in mind, as given in the catalogue, and plan accordingly.
  • - Choose the AM fungal formulation best suited for your application; keep in mind that the powder formulation contains a carrier material, which may be advantageous or disadvantageous for your experiment.
  • - Order :-) [thank you!]
  • - Store the products in a cool place and make sure to keep powder-based products dry. Stick to storage (4-20°C) and handling instructions - you deal with living material. Note that principally the material may also be stored for some time at higher temperatures, but we will not guarantee shelf life. Material should be stored at 4-8°C  for longer periods.
  • - Use the AM fungi for preliminary experiments, and after you are convinced and satisfied plan your future experiments. 

Our products are characterized and all batches sent out are tested. Therefore we are sure that our material is viable and contaminant free. 

Regarding AM fungal identification

There are many AM fungi containing products on the market, but most are not designed for research purpose. Our products are well characterized.

Please check our scientific publications to get some impression of of the sound scientific base of our work and services


All products described here are sold for research purposes only. Refer to other sections for consumer products or applications. We may provide you with information and contacts regarding large scale products for agricultural application (corn, potato, soy, ...), which are marketed by our partners.

It is important that you read our Policies, Terms and Conditions.

Our Team

We provide English and German speaking support.  

Our Partners

We worked in cooperation with partners in several international research projects, covering basic research but also applied research.


We provided phylotaxonomic data for the classification of AM fungi for several international databases, like Species 2000 or Index Fungorum, and we are member of the international fungal barcoding consortium.

Application notes

sample imageSee a list of important plants that form AM.

For large scale field experiments, applications include drip or other irrigation systems, root-dip-inoculation, tablet formulations, etc. - inquire for specific applications, we will be happy to help with our network and experience.