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Spirochete and Protist Symbionts of a Termite (Mastotermes electrodominicus) in Miocene Amber

Extraordinary preservation in amber of the Miocene termite Mastotermes electrodominicus has led to the discovery of fossil symbiotic microbes. Spirochete bacteria and wood-digesting protists were identified in the intestinal tissue of the insect. Fossil wood (xylem: developing vessel-element... Full description

1st Person: Wier, Andrew
Additional Persons: Dolan, Michael verfasserin; Grimaldi, David verfasserin; Guerrero, Ricardo verfasserin; Wagensberg, Jorge verfasserin; Margulis, Lynn verfasserin
Source: in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Vol. 99, No. 3 (2002), p. 1410-1413
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2002
Keywords: research-article
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