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.
The database for the assignment of anaerobic fungal ITS1 next-generation sequence reads (compatible with Mothur and QIIME), as described in the paper by Koetschan et al (2014), has just been updated to now include all 11 currently characterized genera – please see the Resources & Links page to download the two files for version 3.4!
We would like to bring to your attention a new Frontiers in Microbiology research topic on: Advances in the understanding of the commensal eukaryota and viruses of the herbivore gut. The topic is also a tribute to the tremendous contributions of the late Professor Burk Dehority and Professor Colin Orpin to the field of herbivore gut microbiology. The topic is open to … Continue reading Frontiers: Herbivore gut eukaryota and viruses
The new genus, Liebetanzomyces, was isolated using an extended cultivation approach. It's type strain is called L. polymorphus due to the pleomorphism it displays in terms of its sporangial and rhizoidal structures. The genus is named after Erwin Liebetanz, as he was the first to document the flagellated zoospores of anaerobic fungi in 1910. The paper … Continue reading Liebetanzomyces – 11th genus described
The previously uncultured AL6 clade has now been isolated and named Feramyces. More details can be found in the associated published article, which you can find here.
Anaerobic Fungi Network now has a twitter page!! Look out for more news there by following us and also spread your own anerobic fungal news using @AnaerobicFungi
The database for the assignment of anaerobic fungal ITS1 next-generation sequence reads (compatible with Mothur and QIIME), as described in the paper by Koetschan et al (2014), has just been updated to now include Pecoramyces - please see the Resources & Links page to download the two files for version 3.3!
A comparative genomics approach has been used to provide new insights into cellulose degradation by anaerobic fungi. This substantial piece of work has just been published in Nature Microbiology, further information can be found here: press release and paper.