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Fig. 5 | BMC Microbiology

Fig. 5

From: Taxonomic features and comparisons of the gut microbiome from two edible fungus-farming termites (Macrotermes falciger; M. natalensis) harvested in the Vhembe district of Limpopo, South Africa

Fig. 5

Reference sequence and Vhembe co-abundance networks support stratification of termite microbiomes by lignocellulose degraders versus generalist feeders. Taxonomic abundance in three major clusters, Ruminococcaceae (yellow), Alistipes (blue), Tyzzerella 3 (orange), and Termite Treponema cluster (green), shows consistent patterns among the fungus famer and cockroach hosts (a-d) that differentiate them from the other wood/grass/soil-feeding termites (e-h). The Alistipes cluster is best represented with the fungus farmer and cockroach samples, and form a heavily associated network of connected nodes. The Termite Treponema cluster CAG is best represented among wood/grass/soil-feeding specimens, which dominates the abundance of most other taxa

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