Phylogenetic analysis of the gut bacterial microflora of the fungus-growing termite Odontotermes formosanus.

Abstract

We constructed a bacterial 16S rRNA gene clone library from the gut microbial community of O. formosanus and phylogenetically analyzed it in order to contribute to the evolutional study of digestive symbiosis and method development for termite control. After screening by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis, 56 out of 280 clones with… (More)

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