AFN 2.0: Explore the Latest Taxonomic Advancements

Taxonomic databases are a valuable tool to enable the annotation of sequence data, whether it be generated from a new isolate or environmental samples. AFN provides a dedicated anaerobic fungi database for this purpose, and a brand new updated version is now out! Updates to version 2.0 include the addition of four new families, two characterized genera, and 56 … Continue reading AFN 2.0: Explore the Latest Taxonomic Advancements

Featured genus, Paucimyces!

Paucimyces is a polycentric anaerobic fungal genus isolated from the feces of a wild blackbuck. The genus is not commonly found in nature and has primarily been identified in sheep samples. The distinguishing feature of this genus is polynucleated filamentous rhizomycelium.

Featured genus: Khoyollomyces

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.

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

Paucimyces – 20th anaerobic fungal genus!

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!

19th genus now published

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