Aims and Objectives

Despite their biotechnological potential, there are significant knowledge gaps and many fundamental scientific questions on the group of anaerobic fungi, impeding methodological progress for the detection and especially maintenance of long-term cultures. Thus, we focus on the basic issues in anaerobic fungi research in order to better understand their diversity, metabolic requirements and syntrophic microbial interactions by the combined completion of four distinct work packages.

  • Standardization

  • Diversity and Cultivation

  • Detection and Classification

  • Semi-continuous Cultivation

We are a team of scientists from Austria, Germany and Switzerland working closely together combining microbiology, biotechnology and bioinformatics to investigate potential benefits deriving from the biotechnological usage of anaerobic fungi.


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