The parabasalid symbiont community of Heterotermes aureus: Molecular and morphological characterization of four new species and reestablishment of the genus Cononympha.

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The subterranean termite Heterotermes aureus is endemic to arid regions of southwestern USA and northern Mexico. Like other termites in the family Rhinotermitidae, it harbors a community of protists (Phylum Parabasalia) in its hindgut that aid in cellulose digestion. We investigated the hindgut community of H. aureus using light microscopy, single cell… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2017.09.001

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@article{JassoSelles2017ThePS, title={The parabasalid symbiont community of Heterotermes aureus: Molecular and morphological characterization of four new species and reestablishment of the genus Cononympha.}, author={Daniel E Jasso-Selles and Francesca De Martini and Katalina D Freeman and Mikaela D Garcia and Trevor L Merrell and Rudolf H. Scheffrahn and Gillian H Gile}, journal={European journal of protistology}, year={2017}, volume={61 Pt A}, pages={48-63} }