Glomalin meaning

glōmə-lĭn
A glycoprotein produced by the hyphae of mycorrhizal fungi that sequesters large amounts of carbon in the soil and improves soil structure by acting as a clumping agent.
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A glycoprotein produced by the hyphae of mycorrhizal fungi that sequesters large amounts of carbon in the soil and improves soil structure by acting as a clumping agent.
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Origin of glomalin

  • New Latin Glomālēs former order name (now Glomerālēs) of the fungi producing the glycoprotein (from Glomus type genus) (from Latin glomus, glomer- ball of yarn, in reference to the peridia of the genus, covered with numerous threadlike hyphae) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition