Identifying the core microbial community in the gut of fungus‐growing termites

@article{Otani2014IdentifyingTC,
  title={Identifying the core microbial community in the gut of fungus‐growing termites},
  author={S. Otani and A. Mikaelyan and T. Nobre and L. Hansen and N. Kon{\'e} and S. S{\o}rensen and D. Aanen and J. Boomsma and A. Brune and M. Poulsen},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={23}
}
Gut microbes play a crucial role in decomposing lignocellulose to fuel termite societies, with protists in the lower termites and prokaryotes in the higher termites providing these services. However, a single basal subfamily of the higher termites, the Macrotermitinae, also domesticated a plant biomass‐degrading fungus (Termitomyces), and how this symbiont acquisition has affected the fungus‐growing termite gut microbiota has remained unclear. The objective of our study was to compare the… Expand
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