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

RMG workshop & INRA-Rowett, Clermont-Ferrand, France

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