Are you new to anaerobic fungi? And need to learn the basics about them?

Well, you can easily get up to speed by watching the three short (2-3 minute) films on anaerobic fungi that are featured on this page. These films were produced by  Dr Joan Edwards as part of an EU funded research project based at Wageningen University & Research in The Netherlands.

Introduction: The first film gives a general introduction to anaerobic fungi: what they are, where they are found and why they are important.

Life Cycle: The second film gives an overview of the key features of the anaerobic fungal life cycle, which includes motile, vegetative and survival stages. It also describes some of the main morphological features of anaerobic fungi.

Taxonomy: The third film gives an overview of anaerobic fungal taxonomy, as it was at the time the video was made. Since this time, a further 7 genera have been characterised and the paper describing them can be found here (or an open-access preprint version here). There is currently a total of 18 anaerobic fungal genera characterised.

Enjoy!