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Differential Ecological Specificity of Protist and Bacterial Microbiomes across a Set of Termite Specie

Differential Ecological Specificity of Protist and Bacterial Microbiomes across a Set of Termite Specie

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WAIDELE, Lena, Judith KORB, Christian R. VOOLSTRA, Sven KÜNZEL, Franck DEDEINE, Fabian STAUBACH, 2017. Differential Ecological Specificity of Protist and Bacterial Microbiomes across a Set of Termite Specie. In: Frontiers in Microbiology. Frontiers Media. 8, 2518. eISSN 1664-302X. Available under: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02518

@article{Waidele2017Diffe-50726, title={Differential Ecological Specificity of Protist and Bacterial Microbiomes across a Set of Termite Specie}, year={2017}, doi={10.3389/fmicb.2017.02518}, volume={8}, journal={Frontiers in Microbiology}, author={Waidele, Lena and Korb, Judith and Voolstra, Christian R. and Künzel, Sven and Dedeine, Franck and Staubach, Fabian}, note={Article Number: 2518} }

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