Featured genus: Ghazhallomyces

Ghazallomyces (Ghazalla, Arabic word for deer) was first isolated from the feces of a wild Axis deer in 2020  by Hanafy et al. Like Neocallimastix and Feramyces, the genus Ghazallomyces has a monocentric thallus and polyflagellated zoospores. The type species is called G. constrictus, highlighting the distinct constricted necks for the sporangia produced by this fungus. Please find more information of genus Ghazhallomyces … Continue reading Featured genus: Ghazhallomyces

Featured genus: Capellomyces

The genus name, Capellomyces, is derived from the Latin word for goat as this is the animal the genus was first isolated from. This genus was first described in 2020 as part of a collaborative study that documented two Capellomyces species (Hanafy et al, 2020a). The main morphological characteristics of Capellomyces are common to several different anaerobic fungal genera: monocentric … Continue reading Featured genus: Capellomyces

Featured genus: Agriosomyces

Agriosomyces was identified in 2020 as a part of a collaborative isolation effort that targeted a wide range of wild and zoo-kept herbivores (Hanafy et al, 2020). Like several other genera that have been described to date, Agriosomyces has a monocentric sporangium, filamentous rhizomycelium and monoflagellated zoospores. The genus name, Agriosomyces, is derived from the Greek word for wild: Agrios. … Continue reading Featured genus: Agriosomyces