Hongoh, Yuichi


Publications
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Genome of an Endosymbiont Coupling N <sub>2</sub> Fixation to Cellulolysis Within Protist Cells in Termite Gut

Citation
Hongoh et al. (2008). Science 322 (5904)
Names
Azobacteroides pseudotrichonymphae Ts Azobacteroides
Abstract
Termites harbor diverse symbiotic gut microorganisms, the majority of which are as yet uncultivable and their interrelationships unclear. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of the uncultured Bacteroidales endosymbiont of the cellulolytic protist Pseudotrichonympha grassii, which accounts for 70% of the bacterial cells in the gut of the termite Coptotermes formosanus . Functional annotation of the chromosome (1,114,206 base p