Ecological and evolutionary drivers of microbial community structure in termite guts

Presumably descending from subsocial cockroaches 150 million years ago, termites are an order of social insects that gained the ability to digest wood through the acquisition of cellulolytic flagellates. These eukaryotic protists fill up the bulk of the hindgut volume and are the major habitat of...

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Main Author: Dietrich, Carsten
Contributors: Brune, Andreas (Prof. Dr.) (Thesis advisor)
Format: Doctoral Thesis
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2015
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