The database for the assignment of anaerobic fungal ITS1 next-generation sequence reads (compatible with Mothur and QIIME), as described in the paper by Koetschan et al (2014), has just been updated to now include all 11 currently characterized genera – please see the Resources & Links page to download the two files for version 3.4!
Updated anaerobic fungal ITS1 database – version 3.3.
The database for the assignment of anaerobic fungal ITS1 next-generation sequence reads (compatible with Mothur and QIIME), as described in the paper by Koetschan et al (2014), has just been updated to now include Pecoramyces - please see the Resources & Links page to download the two files for version 3.3!
Four newly published genomes!
A comparative genomics approach has been used to provide new insights into cellulose degradation by anaerobic fungi. This substantial piece of work has just been published in Nature Microbiology, further information can be found here: press release and paper.
Hungate1000 Rumen Microbial Genomes Workshop
There will be a Hungate1000 rumen microbial genomes workshop taking place at the 2015 Congress on Gastrointestinal Function Conference, April 13-15, Chicago, USA. The workshop will take place on the morning of April 13th 2015 and will be a great session where the progress on genome sequencing of the rumen microbiome will be presented as … Continue reading Hungate1000 Rumen Microbial Genomes Workshop
Life through a lens – Buwchfawomyces eastonii
Click here to see a video clip of a Buwchfawomyces eastonii thallus attached to a particle of wheatstraw. The wheat straw particle can be seen to be colonised by the extensive rhizoid which has a mature sporangium (round bulbous structure) emerging from it. The sporangium will eventually full up with zoospores and release them to colonise fresh … Continue reading Life through a lens – Buwchfawomyces eastonii
1000 fungal genomes….
The '1000 Fungal Genomes Project' is a fabulous initiative to develop genomic resources for every family in the fungal kingdom - including of course anaerobic fungi :)To learn more about the project, and to see what anaerobic fungal projects/resources are currently listed, please check out the JGI project website: http://genome.jgi.doe.gov/programs/fungi/1000fungalgenomes.jsf
Rumen Microbial Genomics Network
Have you heard about the Rumen Microbial Genomics Network? If not, please check out their website. The research scope of the network encompasses anaerobic fungi, as well as other rumen microbes (bacteria, protozoa and methanogenic archaea). http://www.rmgnetwork.org.nz/