The hindgut lumen prokaryotic microbiota of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes and its responses to dietary lignocellulose composition

@article{Boucias2013TheHL,
  title={The hindgut lumen prokaryotic microbiota of the termite Reticulitermes flavipes and its responses to dietary lignocellulose composition},
  author={D. Boucias and Yunpeng Cai and Yijun Sun and V. Lietze and R. Sen and R. Raychoudhury and M. Scharf},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22}
}
Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) is a highly eusocial insect that thrives on recalcitrant lignocellulosic diets through nutritional symbioses with gut‐dwelling prokaryotes and eukaryotes. In the R. flavipes hindgut, there are up to 12 eukaryotic protozoan symbionts; the number of prokaryotic symbionts has been estimated in the hundreds. Despite its biological relevance, this diverse community, to date, has been investigated only by culture‐ and cloning‐dependent methods… Expand
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