Feramyces austinii – new genus!

The previously uncultured AL6 clade has now been isolated and named Feramyces. More details can be found in the associated published article, which you can find here.

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Anaerobic fungi are a valuable direct fed microbial for ruminants

Direct fed microbials (essentially similar to probiotics but the term is only used for “live, naturally occurring microbes”) are an approach to beneficially modify the gut ecosystem to optimise animal health and/or productivity. A recent review covers this topic from the perspective of ruminants, and highlights the significant value and future opportunities for anaerobic fungi as a live microbial feed supplement.