Another anaerobic fungal genus has been described, bringing the total number now up to 20. Paucimyces has monoflagellated zoospores and polycentric thalli with highly branched nucleated filamentous rhizomycelium, a growth pattern encountered in a minority of described anaerobic fungal genera so far. The type species of the genus is Paucimyces polynucleatus. Read more about this … Continue reading Paucimyces – 20th anaerobic fungal genus!
Since the start of this year AFN has been holding webinars every 2-3 months. These webinars are only open to AFN members, so if you are not already a member please just get in touch. AFN membership is free!
The anaerobic fungi network is now on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/company/anaerobic-fungi-network This is in addition to our twitter and facebook presence. Keep up to date by following us in any of these forums 🙂
We are very happy to share with you details of a paper that was recently published: "Aestipascuomyces dupliciliberans gen. nov, sp. nov., the First Cultured Representative of the Uncultured SK4 Clade from Aoudad Sheep and Alpaca". This paper describes the characterization of the 19th anaerobic fungal genus, which was independently isolated by two different research … Continue reading 19th genus now published
A quote from Prof Neil Gow of the University of Aberdeen, UK: "Professor Tony Trinci, one of the true greats in mycology, died earlier today [7 Oct 2020]. A gentleman, mentor to many, whose work framed our understanding of fungi multicellularity." Prof Trinci's funeral will be held on Monday 26th at 13:00 (UK time) at … Continue reading Prof Tony Trinci, a great mycologist, has died
Every month, we feature an anaerobic fungal researcher on our website. To see the list of featured researchers, and to find links to the associated website pages, please click here.
We are delighted to share with you details of a paper that was published at the end of last week entitled "Seven new Neocallimastigomycota genera from wild, zoo-housed, and domesticated herbivores greatly expand the taxonomic diversity of the phylum". This substantial collaborative piece of work brings the number of described genera from 11 up to … Continue reading Seven new genera!!!
The website of the anaerobic fungi network has recently had an overhaul! We hope you like the new look and content. More information has still to be added to the site, so watch this space....
If you are new to anaerobic fungi, you can now learn the basics about them the easy way via a series of three short films that were produced by Dr Joan Edwards from Wageningen University & Research. These three films are available in YouTube but you can just visit the new website page 'The Basics' … Continue reading Anaerobic Fungi on YouTube
We are delighted to announce that anaerobic fungi are featured as 'Microbe of the month' at the Dutch microbiology museum in Amsterdam, Micropia. This is the result of a collaboration between Wageningen University & Research and TU Delft. More details about anaerobic fungi and the museum can be found here.