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/.
Featured genus: Joblinomyces
Joblinomyces was identified in 2020 as a part of a collaborative isolation effort that targeted a wide range of wild, domesticated and zoo-housed herbivores (Hanafy et al, 2020). The genus name, Joblinomyces, was given to honor Prof. Keith N. Joblin for his great contribution to the field of anaerobic fungi. The type species is called J. apicalis, refering … Continue reading Featured genus: Joblinomyces
Featured genus: Capellomyces
The genus name, Capellomyces, is derived from the Latin word for goat as this is the animal the genus was first isolated from. This genus was first described in 2020 as part of a collaborative study that documented two Capellomyces species (Hanafy et al, 2020a). The main morphological characteristics of Capellomyces are common to several different anaerobic fungal genera: monocentric … Continue reading Featured genus: Capellomyces
We are now on Instagram!
You can now find the anaerobic fungi network on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/anaerobic_fungi_network/
AFN is now on LinkedIn
The anaerobic fungi network is now on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/company/anaerobic-fungi-network This is in addition to our twitter and facebook presence. Keep up to date by following us in any of these forums 🙂
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.
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
What does Colin Orpin look like?
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!
Rumen fistulation : a valuable tool for exploring the role of rumen microbes
Please check out our facebook page for a recent video that was shared there regarding rumen fistulation. Rumen fistulation is a key methodological approach used to understand the role of anaerobic fungi (as well as other microorganisms) within the rumen. There are many different feelings about these kind of approaches, but I would just like to … Continue reading Rumen fistulation : a valuable tool for exploring the role of rumen microbes