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

Prof Tony Trinci, a great mycologist, has died

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

Microbe of the month

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.  

Frontiers: Herbivore gut eukaryota and viruses

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

Liebetanzomyces – 11th genus described

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