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Change of bacterial composition along the digestive tract of 5th-instar larvae of artificial food-feeding S. littoralis.

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posted on 2012-07-17, 02:16 authored by Xiaoshu Tang, Dalial Freitak, Heiko Vogel, Liyan Ping, Yongqi Shao, Erika Arias Cordero, Gary Andersen, Martin Westermann, David G. Heckel, Wilhelm Boland

(a), The structure of the alimentary canal. The digestive tract was cut into three segments (I, II, and III) for sampling as indicated by the dotted lines. (b), Relative abundance of bacteria in the three segments revealed by cloning and sequencing. (c), Rarefaction curves of the bacterial diversity in gut section I and section III.