Amount of bacteria in hindgut

Range 1.3e+6 to 4.3e+9 Cells/gut
Organism Termite
Reference Schultz JE, Breznak JA. Heterotrophic bacteria present in hindguts of wood-eating termites [Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar)]. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1978 May35(5):930-6. p.930 right column top paragraphPubMed ID655709
Primary Source Krasil'nikov NA, Satdykov ShI. [Bacteria of the termite intestines]. Mikrobiologiia. 1970 Jul-Aug39(4):651-3. [Article in Russian]PubMed ID4992751
Comments "Krasil'nikov and Satdykov (primary source) used relatively nonselective media to quantitate bacteria present in guts of Anacanthotermes ahngerianus and A. turkestancius. They found 1.3x10^6 to 4.3x10^9 viable cells per hindgut, depending on the developmental stage or caste of termite examined."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108554