Fraction of hindgut contents that are microbiall cells

Value 61 %
Organism Termite Reticulitermes flavipes
Reference Nardi JB, Mackie RI, Dawson JO. Could microbial symbionts of arthropod guts contribute significantly to nitrogen fixation in terrestrial ecosystems? J Insect Physiol. 2002 Aug48(8):751-763. p.757 left column top paragraphPubMed ID12770053
Primary Source Breznak, J.A., 1984. Biochemical aspects of symbiosis between termites and their intestinal microbiota. In: Anderson, J.M., Rayner, A.D.M., Walton, D.W.H. (Eds.), Invertebrate-Microbial Interactions. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 173–203.
Entered by Uri M
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