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Anaeromyces mucronatus nov. gen., nov. sp. A new strictly anaerobic rumen fungus with polycentric thallus

André Breton, Annick Bernalier, Martine Dusser, Gérard Fonty, Brigitte Gaillard-Martinie, Jean Guillot
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.1990.tb13974.x 177-182 First published online: 1 July 1990


A new species of strictly anaerobic fungus was isolated from the cow rumen. It is characterizeo by a polycentric thallus, a polynuclear rhizomycelium, mucronate zoosporangia and uniflagellated zoospores. It is also singular in that the sporocysts do not react to the specific lectins of l-fucose, N-acetyl-d-galactosamine and diacetyl chitobiose. These characteristics justify the creation of a new genus.

Key words
  • Anaerobic fungus
  • Rumen

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