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Diversity of Formyltetrahydrofolate Synthetases in the Guts of the Wood-Feeding Cockroach Cryptocercus punctulatus and the Omnivorous Cockroach Periplaneta americana

Ottesen, Elizabeth A. and Leadbetter, Jared R. (2010) Diversity of Formyltetrahydrofolate Synthetases in the Guts of the Wood-Feeding Cockroach Cryptocercus punctulatus and the Omnivorous Cockroach Periplaneta americana. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76 (14). pp. 4909-4913. ISSN 0099-2240. PMCID PMC2901748. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100803-101409898

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Abstract

We examined the diversity of a marker gene for homoacetogens in two cockroach gut microbial communities. Formyltetrahydrofolate synthetase (FTHFS or fhs) libraries prepared from a wood-feeding cockroach, Cryptocercus punctulatus, were dominated by sequences that affiliated with termite gut treponemes. No spirochete-like sequences were recovered from the omnivorous roach Periplaneta americana, which was dominated by Firmicutes-like sequences.


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Leadbetter, Jared R.0000-0002-7033-0844
Additional Information:© 2010 American Society for Microbiology. Received 3 February 2010/Accepted 10 May 2010. Published ahead of print on 21 May 2010. This research was supported by the NIH (Caltech subcontract of R01-HG002644 and the NIH/NRSA Training Grant for Biology 5T32GM07616). We are grateful to Christine Nalepa of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture for collecting and supplying us with viable C. punctulatus specimens. We thank Jennifer Ottesen and our laboratory colleagues for their helpful comments and suggestions during the development of the manuscript.
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NIH Predoctoral Fellowship5T32GM07616
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