Mixotricha protozoans digests cellulose for termite metabolism.
"Termites harbor in their digestive system protozoa called mixotrichs that are critical to their ability to get energy by digesting cellulose." (Vogel 1998:29)
Learn more about this functional adaptation.
- Vogel, S. 1998. Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People. New York: WW Norton & Company.
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