Cocultivation of Anaerobic Fungi with Rumen Bacteria Establishes an Antagonistic Relationship

Journal Article
mBio, vol. 12, iss. 4, 2021
Candice L. Swift, Katherine B. Louie, Benjamin P. Bowen, Casey A. Hooker, Kevin V. Solomon, Vasanth Singan, Chris Daum, Christa P. Pennacchio, Kerrie Barry, Vaithiyalingam Shutthanandan, James E. Evans, Igor V. Grigoriev, Trent R. Northen, Michelle A. O’Malley, John W. Taylor
Anaerobic fungi are outnumbered by bacteria by 4 orders of magnitude in the herbivore rumen. Despite their numerical disadvantage, they are resilient members of the rumen microbiome.