What is it about?

This study investigates the bacterial communities in the different intestinal compartments of two wood-feeding cockroaches, links them to the respective microenvironmental conditions (pH, hydrogen partial pressure, redox potential), revealing compartment-specific communities, irrespective of host species.

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Why is it important?

This study can help us understand how the intestinal microbial community in insects is structured.

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This page is a summary of: Physicochemical conditions, metabolites and community structure of the bacterial microbiota in the gut of wood-feeding cockroaches (Blaberidae: Panesthiinae), FEMS Microbiology Ecology, December 2014, Oxford University Press (OUP),
DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiu028.
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