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.
A new anaerobic fungal genus - Pecoramyces - has just been described, and the corresponding paper can be found here. The type strain, Pecoramyces ruminantium C1A (formerly known as Orpinomyces sp. C1A), has already had its genome and transcriptome sequenced.
Have you ever wondered what the man who discovered anaerobic fungi looks like? Well wonder no more. Here is a picture taken of him in 1974 and recently!
Anaerobic fungi featured at both the rumen microbial genomics (RMG) workshop and the INRA-Rowett meeting last week in Clermont-Ferrand, France. At the RMG workshop, the importance of studying anaerobic fungi when characterising rumen microbiomes was highlighted - particularly due to their close association/interactions with methanogens. At the INRA-Rowett meeting a talk by Bob Forster (pictured … Continue reading RMG workshop & INRA-Rowett, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Booking and submissions are now open for the 2016 EAAP Conference, 'Sustainable Food Production: Livestock's Key Role'. Who agree's with me that both ruminants and anaerobic fungi have a key role to play?? Hosted in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 29 August to 2 September 2016, the event will bring over 1200 experts from around the … Continue reading EAAP 2016 Announcement
Hope you all enjoyed the festive season - whatever way you spent/celebrated it. Wishing you all the best for 2016!!
INRA & Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health have just announced the details of the 10th Joint Symposium "GUT MICROBIOLOGY: twenty years and counting ..." This symposium will be held in Clermont-Ferrand (France) from June 20th to 23rd, 2016. For more information please see their website.
The next regional workshop organised by the EU FP7 project 'RuminOmics' will be held in Edinburgh, UK on the 10th & 11th of November 2015. The workshop is free to attend, and the registration deadline is the 30th of October. More details can be found here.
Interested in biogas production? Why not have a look at this book that was recently published: http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319219929 There is even a special chapter in it dedicated to specifically to anaerobic fungi 🙂