Metagenomic bins and biosynthetic gene clusters in gut bacteria of turtle ants

Christophe Duplais
Cephalotes are herbivorous ants (>115 species) feeding on low-nitrogen food sources and they rely on gut symbionts to supplement their diet in nutrients by recycling nitrogen food waste into amino acids. These conserved gut symbionts, composed of five bacterial orders, have been studied previously for their primary nitrogen metabolism, however little is known about their ability to biosynthesize specialized metabolites which can play a role in bacterial interactions between communities living in close proximity in...
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