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Genome Biol. 2007;8(11):229.

Termites in the woodwork.

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  • 1Institute of Molecular Biology and Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland.

Abstract

Termites eat and digest wood, but how do they do it? Combining advanced genomics and proteomics techniques, researchers have now shown that microbes found in the termites' hindguts possess just the right tools.

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