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Fig. 3 | BMC Microbiology

Fig. 3

From: Ant mediated redistribution of a xyloglucanase enzyme in fungus gardens of Acromyrmex echinatior

Fig. 3

Xyloglucanase activity is highest in the bottom and discarded layers of fungus gardens. Xyloglucanase activities for the top, middle and bottom layers of Acromyrmex echinatior fungus gardens and debris material. Xyloglucanase activity was relatively low in the top and middle layers and high in the bottom layer and debris material (F3,12 = 7.246, p < 0.01). Enzyme activity levels are given as units per gram fungus garden material (mean ± SE, n = 5 colonies). Different letters above bars refer to differences in post-hoc tests at P < 0.05

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