Cellulose digestion in heterotmes indicola, Wasmann and Coptotermes HIEMI Wasmann
Keywords: Cellulose digestion, Cellobiase
AbstractHigh activities of cellulose and cellobiase have been found in the gut extracts of the worker caste of two species of Heterotermes indicola, Wasmann and Coptotermes heimi, Wasmann. The properties of the two enzymes from H. Indicola have been investigated. It has been found that the soldier caste of these termites is capable of splitting cellobiose while incapable of breaking down cellulose into simpler sugars.
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Misra, J., Ranganathan, S., & Vijayaraghavan, P. (2014). Cellulose digestion in heterotmes indicola, Wasmann and Coptotermes HIEMI Wasmann. Defence Science Journal, 10(3), 244-258. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.10.7666
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