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Diversity of Nitrogen Fixing bacteria Associated with Various Termite Species

Sarannia Thanganathan and Kamariah Hasan

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 41, Issue 3, August 2018

Keywords: Acetylene reduction, nifH, nitrogen, nitrogen fixation, termite gut

Published on: 30 Aug 2018

Nitrogen is one of the vital elements for the growth and survival of many organisms. Atmospheric N2 can only be used by certain organisms like microbes that supply inorganic form of nitrogen to their host, insects, or plants via symbiotic or non-symbiotic interaction. Arthropods are diverse species on the earth, whose guts are inhabited by microbes that help in many physiological activities like N2 fixation. As N2 fixing bacteria ecologically play vital roles, many studies have demonstrated the presence of N2 fixing bacteria in termite gut. Study on termite's gut omics has also supported a complex systemic understanding of gut digestome that is imperative in understanding the termite holobiome. This review gathers a variety of information from multifarious research which has been done on the isolation and diversity of N2 fixing bacteria in various termite species.

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