As of January 2022, there will be a monthly post listing any newly published scientific articles relating to anaerobic fungi.

To kick things off, with this first post we have 11 papers to share with you which have been published since the last quarter of 2021 until now:

Voigt, K.; James, T.Y.; Kirk, P.M.; Santiago, A.; Waldman, B.; Griffith, G.W.; Fu, M.; Radek, R.; Strassert, J.F.H.; Wurzbacher, C., et al. Early-diverging fungal phyla: taxonomy, species concept, ecology, distribution, anthropogenic impact, and novel phylogenetic proposals. Fungal Diversity 2021, 109, 59-98, doi:10.1007/s13225-021-00480-y.

Hillman, E.T.; Frazier, E.M.; Shank, E.K.; Ortiz-Velez, A.N.; Englaender, J.A.; Solomon, K.V. Anaerobic Fungal Mevalonate Pathway Genomic Biases Lead to Heterologous Toxicity Underpredicted by Codon Adaptation Indices. Microorganisms 2021, 9, doi:10.3390/microorganisms9091986.

Hillman, E.T.; Li, M.W.; Hooker, C.A.; Englaender, J.A.; Wheeldon, I.; Solomon, K.V. Hydrolysis of lignocellulose by anaerobic fungi produces free sugars and organic acids for two-stage fine chemical production with Kluyveromyces marxianus. Biotechnology Progress 2021, 37, doi:10.1002/btpr.3172.

Leggieri, P.A.; Kerdman-Andrade, C.; Lankiewicz, T.S.; Valentine, M.T.; O’Malley, M.A. Non-destructive quantification of anaerobic gut fungi and methanogens in co-culture reveals increased fungal growth rate and changes in metabolic flux relative to mono-culture. Microbial Cell Factories 2021, 20, doi:10.1186/s12934-021-01684-2.

Liang, J.S.; Fang, W.; Wang, Q.Y.; Zubair, M.; Zhang, G.M.; Ma, W.F.; Cai, Y.J.; Zhang, P.Y. Metagenomic analysis of community, enzymes and metabolic pathways during corn straw fermentation with rumen microorganisms for volatile fatty acid production. Bioresource Technol 2021, 342, doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2021.126004.

Ravi, B.; Nkemka, V.N.; Hao, X.Y.; Yanke, J.; McAllister, T.A.; Lee, H.; Veluchamy, C.; Gilroyed, B.H. Effect of Bioaugmentation with Anaerobic Fungi Isolated from Ruminants on the Hydrolysis of Corn Silage and Phragmites australis. Applied Sciences-Basel 2021, 11, doi:10.3390/app11199123.

Wen, S.T.; Wu, G.G.; Wu, H.W. Biochemical characterization of a GH10 xylanase from the anaerobic rumen fungus Anaeromyces robustus and application in bread making. 3 Biotech 2021, 11, doi:10.1007/s13205-021-02956-9.

Kar, B.; Ozkose, E.; Ekinci, M.S. The Comparisons of Fatty Acid Composition in Some Anaerobic Gut Fungi Neocallimastix, Orpinomyces, Piromyces, and Caecomyces. Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciencias 2021, 93, doi:10.1590/0001-3765202120200896.

Brown, J.L.; Swift, C.L.; Mondo, S.J.; Seppala, S.; Salamov, A.; Singan, V.; Henrissat, B.; Drula, E.; Henske, J.K.; Lee, S., et al. Co-cultivation of the anaerobic fungus Caecomyces churrovis with Methanobacterium bryantii enhances transcription of carbohydrate binding modules, dockerins, and pyruvate formate lyases on specific substrates. Biotechnol Biofuels 2021, 14, doi: 10.1186/s13068-021-02083-w.

Schulz, D.; Psenkova-Profousova, I.; Cervena, B.; Procter, M.; Neba, T.F.; Modry, D.; Petrzelkova, K.J.; Qablan, M.A. Occurrence and diversity of anaerobic gut fungi in wild forest elephants and buffaloes inhabiting two separated forest ecosystems in Central West Africa. J Vertebr Biol 2022, 71, doi: 10.25225/jvb.21033.

Agustina, S.; Wiryawan, K.G.; Suhartu, S; Meryandini, A. The enrichment process and morphological identification of anaerobic fungi isolated from buffalo rumen. Biodiversitas 2022, 23:469-477, doi: 10.13057/biodiv/d230150.