Exploring the termite hindgut. (a) Photograph of a worker termite from the genus Nasutitermes. (b) The gut contents from the third proctodeal segment (P3) were sampled, and analyzed using a variety of techniques. (c) Three-dimensional structures of two typical cellulase enzymes (left, PDB1ksd; right, PDB1f9d). Photograph: CSIRO.
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