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dc.creatorSuen, Garretes_ES
dc.creatorScott, Jarrod J.es_ES
dc.creatorAylward, Frank O.es_ES
dc.creatorAdams, Sandra M.es_ES
dc.creatorTringe, Susannah G.es_ES
dc.creatorPinto Tomás, Adrián A.es_ES
dc.creatorFoster, Clifton E.es_ES
dc.creatorPauly, Markuses_ES
dc.creatorWeimer, Paul J.es_ES
dc.creatorBarry, Kerrie W.es_ES
dc.creatorGoodwin, Lynne A.es_ES
dc.creatorBouffard, Pascales_ES
dc.creatorLi, Lewynes_ES
dc.creatorOsterberger, Jolenees_ES
dc.creatorHarkins, Timothy T.es_ES
dc.creatorSlater, Steven C.es_ES
dc.creatorDonohue, Timothy J.es_ES
dc.creatorCurrie, Cameron Robertes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T17:35:17Zes_ES
dc.date.available2012-09-07T17:35:17Zes_ES
dc.date.issued2010-09es_ES
dc.identifier.citationhttp://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pgen.1001129es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/719es_ES
dc.description.abstractHerbivores can gain indirect access to recalcitrant carbon present in plant cell walls through symbiotic associations with lignocellulolytic microbes. A paradigmatic example is the leaf-cutter ant (Tribe: Attini), which uses fresh leaves to cultivate a fungus for food in specialized gardens. Using a combination of sugar composition analyses, metagenomics, and wholegenome sequencing, we reveal that the fungus garden microbiome of leaf-cutter ants is composed of a diverse community of bacteria with high plant biomass-degrading capacity. Comparison of this microbiome’s predicted carbohydratedegrading enzyme profile with other metagenomes shows closest similarity to the bovine rumen, indicating evolutionary convergence of plant biomass degrading potential between two important herbivorous animals. Genomic and physiological characterization of two dominant bacteria in the fungus garden microbiome provides evidence of their capacity to degrade cellulose. Given the recent interest in cellulosic biofuels, understanding how large-scale and rapid plant biomass degradation occurs in a highly evolved insect herbivore is of particular relevance for bioenergy.es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.publisherPLoS Genetics. September 2010. Volume 6, Issue 9. e1001129es_ES
dc.subjectCIEMICes_ES
dc.subjectMicrobiomees_ES
dc.subjectBiomass-Degrading Capacityes_ES
dc.titleAn Insect Herbivore Microbiome with High Plant Biomass-Degrading Capacityes_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pgen.1001129es_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela de Biologíaes_ES


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