Investigating the actinomycete diversity inside the hindgut of an indigenous termite, Microhodotermes viator

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Meyers, Paul en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Rohland, Jeffrey en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-05T06:46:16Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-05T06:46:16Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Rohland, J. 2010. Investigating the actinomycete diversity inside the hindgut of an indigenous termite, Microhodotermes viator. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11344
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Ever since the discovery of a cellulolytic actinomycete inside the gut of a termite, there has been considerable interest in the metabolic abilities and the diversity of these bacteria within this complex environment. However, until fairly recently, most investigations of termite hindguts involved the higher termites from the Termitidae family. Little attention was paid to the lower termites, and even less to the family Hodotermitidae. The main aim of this project was to explore the actinobacterial diversity of the paunch and colon hindgut regions of one particular member of the family Hodotermitidae, Microhodotermes viator. No previous work of this nature has ever been attempted on this particular termite species. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Cell Biology en_ZA
dc.title Investigating the actinomycete diversity inside the hindgut of an indigenous termite, Microhodotermes viator en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Molecular and Cell Biology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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