TABLE 1.

Estimated number of 16S rRNA phylotypes of gut bacteria in termites

Termite speciesnNo. of 16S rRNA phylotypes by indicated methoda
Chao1Curtis (/gut)
Microcerotermes species M1 (M1NP1 + M1NP2)192236 ± 66 (224-245)1,200
Microcerotermes species M2 (M2PT2 + M2PB4)192301 ± 68 (291-312)1,200
Reticulitermes speratus (RsTz + RsTu1 [18])b1,248458 ± 52 (449-468)740
Reticulitermes species R1 (RPK)96113 ± 37 (106-121)540
  • a Data are means ± SD, with 95% confidence intervals determined using log transformation.

  • b Eleven clone libraries from R. speratus (18).