Evolution of Termite Symbiosis Informed by Transcriptome-Based Phylogenies

@article{Buek2019EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of Termite Symbiosis Informed by Transcriptome-Based Phylogenies},
  author={A. Bu{\vc}ek and J. {\vS}obotn{\'i}k and Shulin He and M. Shi and D. McMahon and E. Holmes and Y. Roisin and N. Lo and T. Bourguignon},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={29},
  pages={3728-3734.e4}
}
Termitidae comprises ∼80% of all termite species [1] that play dominant decomposer roles in tropical ecosystems [2, 3]. Two major events during termite evolution were the loss of cellulolytic gut protozoans in the ancestor of Termitidae and the subsequent gain in the termitid subfamily Macrotermitinae of fungal symbionts cultivated externally in "combs" constructed within the nest [4, 5]. How these symbiotic transitions occurred remains unresolved. Phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial data… Expand
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