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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These studies report several genera of bacteria like Bacillus, Acinetobacter, Clostridium, Paenibacillus, Trichonympha, Actinomycetes, etc.
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.
Chaetomium, Fusarium, Trichoderma, Penicillium, and Aspergillus are some of the reported fungal species and Trichonympha, Clostridium, Actinomycetes, Bacteroides succinogenes, Butyrivibriofibrisolvens, and Ruminococcus albus are some of the reported bacterial species responsible for cellulosic biomass hydrolysation [23].
Ultrastructural changes related to the ingestion and digestion of cellulose by flagellate, Trichonympha agilis.
The phylogenetic position of the isolates relative to known trichomonads was determined by constructing phylogenetic trees rooted using Trichonympha agilis as the outgroup.
Redfield, "Phylogenetic placement of Trichonympha," Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, vol.
(2008) isolated a single Trichonympha agilis protist cell from the termite Reticulitermes speratus, via micromanipulation (Fig.
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).