alexa First report of endocytobionts in the digestive tract of ponerine ants.
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Author(s): Caetano FH, Bution ML, Zara FJ

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Abstract We conducted ultrastructural studies to examine the presence of microorganisms in the midgut of the ant Odontomachus bauri (Ponerinae), as a contribution towards understanding the relationships between microorganisms and their hosts. The presence of microorganisms in this region, including inside the cells, suggests their participation in food digestion as symbiontic organisms and represent a new possibility to exploit food sources in the environment. This article was published in Micron and referenced in Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation

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