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Table 3 Presence of P. grassii, H. hartmanni, and S. leidyi in the hindgut of C. formosanus workers fed on various lignocellulose and lignin diets

From: The effects of various lignocelluloses and lignins on physiological responses of a lower termite, Coptotermes formosanus

Samples P. grassii (%) H. hartmanni (%) S. leidyi (%)
1st week 2nd week 3rd week 4th week 1st week 2nd week 3rd week 4th week 1st week 2nd week 3rd week 4th week
Lignocelluloses
 Japanese cedar 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a
 Japanese beech 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a
 Rice 100 ± 0a 83.3 ± 11.5b 53.3 ± 5.8b 26.7 ± 5.8b 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 83.3 ± 5.8b 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 93.3 ± 11.6a
MWLs
 Japanese cedar 0b 0c 0c 0c 100 ± 0a 66.7 ± 20.8b 53.3 ± 10b 23.3 ± 5.8c 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 96.7 ± 5.8ab 53 ± 5.8b
 Japanese beech 0b 0c 0c 0c 100 ± 0a 63.3 ± 11.6b 50 ± 10b 23.3 ± 10c 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 93.3 ± 11.6ab 50 ± 0b
 Rice 0b 0c 0c 0c 100 ± 0a 76.7 ± 5.8b 70 ± 15.3b 33.3 ± 5.8c 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 96.7 ± 5.8ab 60 ± 10b
Starvation 0b 0c 0c 0c 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 66.7 ± 11.6b 26.7 ± 10c 100 ± 0a 100 ± 0a 80 ± 0b 53.3 ± 5.8b
  1. Values are mean ± SD (n = 3). Data in each column followed by same letter do not differ statistically (Tukey HSD test; P < 0.05) following one-way ANOVA
  2. MWL milled-wood lignin, SD standard deviation, HSD honest significant difference, ANOVA analysis of variance