Effect of Temperature and Termite Starvation on Phagocytosis by Protozoan Symbionts of the Eastern Subterranean Termite Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar

@article{Belitz1998EffectOT,
  title={Effect of Temperature and Termite Starvation on Phagocytosis by Protozoan Symbionts of the Eastern Subterranean Termite Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar},
  author={L. A. Belitz and D. A. Waller},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36},
  pages={175-180}
}
  • L. A. Belitz, D. A. Waller
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • A bstractMany termite species rely on intestinal protozoan symbionts to digest their cellulosic foods. We examined cellulose acquisition by the symbionts of the Eastern subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar (Isoptera; Rhinotermitidae) by following their phagocytosis of red paper fed to the termite host. The effects of termite host starvation and environmental temperature on feeding activity were studied in the zooflagellates Trichonympha agilis Leidy (Trichonymphidae), Pyrsonympha… CONTINUE READING
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