Trichonympha


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Trichonympha

a flagellate PROTOZOAN that is capable of producing CELLULASE (a very rareenzyme in animals), and which lives in the gut of termites, so enabling them to digest wood.
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Molecular characterization of parabasalian symbionts Coronympha clevelandii and Trichonympha subquasilla from the Hawaiian lowland tree termite Incisitermes immigrans.
4) Comprehensive 3D map and proteomics of Trichonympha centriole.
Ultrastructural changes related to the ingestion and digestion of cellulose by flagellate, Trichonympha agilis.
Table 2 A compilation of published reports in which single-cell genomics have been employed in a symbiosis context Host Marine sponge Sharpshooter Termite gut system Aplysina Draeculacephala protest aerophoba minerva Trichonympha agilis Authors Siegl et al.
Trichonympha, Holomastigotes, and Sterblomastix (Class: Karyomastigea; Subphylum: Zoomastigophora) were the most abundant.
For example, the acquisition of the cellulose-digesting protist symbiont Trichonympha by the cockroachlike ancestors of termites brought about an adaptive radiation of this group into a wide diversity of deadwood-consuming niches (Endler and McLellan 1988).