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Glycoside Hydrolase Gene Families Of Termite Hindgut Protists

Abstract This project was completed to understand the evolution of the ability to digest wood in termite symbiotic protists. Lower termites harbor bacterial and protist symbionts which are essential to the termite ability to use wood as a nutritional source, producing glycoside hydrolases to break down the polysaccharides found in lignocellulose. Yet, only a few molecular studies have been done to confirm the protist species responsible for particular enzymes. By mining publicly available and newly generated genomic and transcriptomic data, including three transcriptomes from isolated protist cells, I identify over 200 new glycoside hydrolase sequences and compute the phylogenies of eight glycoside hydrolase families (GHFs) reported to be expressed ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Sanderlin, Viola (Author) / Gile, Gillian H (Advisor) / Wojciechowski, Martin (Committee member) / Weiss, Taylor (Committee member) / Varman, Arul Mozhy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Bioinformatics / glycoside hydrolase / metagenome / metatranscriptome / phylogenetics / protist / termite
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 82 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Biological Design 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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