Proteome insights into the symbiotic relationship between a captive colony of Nasutitermes corniger and its hindgut microbiome

Burnum, Kristin E., Callister, Stephen J., Nicora, Carrie D., Purvine, Samuel O., Hugenholtz, Philip, Warnecke, Falk, Scheffrahn. Rudolf H., Smith, Richard D. and Lipton, Mary S. (2011) Proteome insights into the symbiotic relationship between a captive colony of Nasutitermes corniger and its hindgut microbiome. ISME Journal, 5 1: 161-164. doi:10.1038/ismej.2010.97


Author Burnum, Kristin E.
Callister, Stephen J.
Nicora, Carrie D.
Purvine, Samuel O.
Hugenholtz, Philip
Warnecke, Falk
Scheffrahn. Rudolf H.
Smith, Richard D.
Lipton, Mary S.
Title Proteome insights into the symbiotic relationship between a captive colony of Nasutitermes corniger and its hindgut microbiome
Formatted title
Proteome insights into the symbiotic relationship between a captive colony of Nasutitermes corniger and its hindgut microbiome
Journal name ISME Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1751-7362
1751-7370
Publication date 2011-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/ismej.2010.97
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 161
End page 164
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We analyzed the metaproteome of the bacterial community resident in the hindgut paunch of the wood-feeding higher termite (Nasutitermes) and identified 886 proteins, 197 of which have known enzymatic function. Using these enzymes, we reconstructed complete metabolic pathways revealing carbohydrate transport and metabolism, nitrogen fixation and assimilation, energy production, amino-acid synthesis and significant pyruvate ferredoxin/flavodoxin oxidoreductase protein redundancy. Our results suggest that the activity associated with these enzymes may have more of a role in the symbiotic relationship between the hindgut microbial community and its termite host than activities related to cellulose degradation.
Keyword Nasutitermes
Mass spectrometry
Microbial communities
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published online 8 July 2010. Published under Short Communications.

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