Diazotrophs in the digestive tract of termite Neotermes castaneus

@article{Golichenkov2006DiazotrophsIT,
  title={Diazotrophs in the digestive tract of termite Neotermes castaneus},
  author={M. Golichenkov and N. Kostina and T. A. Ul’yanova and T. Kuznetsova and M. M. Umarov},
  journal={Biology Bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={33},
  pages={508-512}
}
Normal vital activity of termites Neotermes castaneus requires the presence and continuous replenishment of transient nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their digestive tract, which is realized by coprophagy and repeated utilization of substrate enriched in termite feces. This is the first demonstration of significant changes in the complex of aerobic and facultatively anaerobic nitrogen fixers mediated by an extension of microbial group composition and a shift in dominant taxa in termites that cannot… Expand
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