Aestipascuomyces was the 19th anaerobic fungal genus described by two different research teams. The genus name is derived from the Latin words for summer (aestas) and pasture, indicating the apparent enrichment from the feces of barbary sheep and alpaca grazing on summer pasture.
The genus Tahromyces was isolated from the feces of Nilgiri Tahr, a mountain goat indigenous to India. Tahromyces is a monocentric fungus with a filamentous rhizoidal system and monoflagellated zoospores. Follow the link for more details https://anaerobicfungi.org/tahromyces/.
The genus name, Khoyollomyces, is derived from the Arabic word for horses: “khoyollo”. K. ramosus is the only species reported, the species name means branched in Latin. It is highly abundant in hindgut herbivores, mainly the family Equidae e.g. horses and zebras. Find more information on the genus Khoyollomyces on our page here.
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
Feramyces was the tenth anaerobic fungal genus to be described. Like Neocallimastix, it has a monocentric thallus and polyflagellated zoospores. The type species is called F. austinii to honor Mr. Jim Austin who sampled wild animals. Read more about Fermayces here.
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!
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
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 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.