Number of prokaryotes in termite hindgut

Value 2.7e+6 cells
Organism prokaryote
Reference William B. Whitman,*† David C. Coleman,‡ and William J. Wiebe. Prokaryotes: The unseen majority. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 June 9 95(12): 6578–6583.PubMed ID9618454
Primary Source Schultz, J.E. and Breznak, J.A. (1978) Heterotrophic bacteria present in hindguts of wood-eating termites [Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar)]. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 35, 930-936.PubMed ID655709
Entered by Mike Springer
ID 100556