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

International Conference on Sustainable Ruminant Livestock Production

Following the high level of interest and feedback generated by the Global Farm Platform position paper published as the Comment ‘Steps to Sustainable Livestock’ (Nature 507, 32-34, 2014), an International Conference on sustainable ruminant livestock production is planned to be held in Bristol 12-15 January 2016. For more details please see: http://www.globalfarmplatform.org/conference-intro/