Microbial community analysis in the termite gut and fungus comb of Odontotermes formosanus: the implication of Bacillus as mutualists.

@article{Mathew2012MicrobialCA,
  title={Microbial community analysis in the termite gut and fungus comb of Odontotermes formosanus: the implication of Bacillus as mutualists.},
  author={Gincy Marina Mathew and Y T Ju and Chi-Yung Lai and Dony Chacko Mathew and Chieh Chen Huang},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={504-17}
}
The microbial communities harbored in the gut and fungus comb of the fungus-growing termite Odontotermes formosanus were analyzed by both culture-dependent and culture-independent methods to better understand the community structure of their microflora. The microorganisms detected by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), clonal selection, and culture-dependent methods were hypothesized to contribute to cellulose-hemicellulose hydrolysis, gut fermentation, nutrient production, the… CONTINUE READING

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