Estimation of effect of passage through the gut of a lower termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, on lignin by solid-state CP/MAS 13C NMR

Fujio Hyodo, Jun Ichi Azuma, Takuya Abe

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Abstract

To make it clear whether termites have the ability to degrade natural lignin or not, a lower termite (Coptotermes formosanus Sinaki) was fed on Japanese red pine. Food and faecal materials were compared using solid-state CP/MAS 13C NMR. The results revealed that the lower termite and their gut symbionts had little or no ability to degrade 'natural' lignin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-246
Number of pages3
JournalHolzforschung
Volume53
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Coptotermes formosanus
MAS
Lignin
termite
Isoptera
lignin
nuclear magnetic resonance
digestive system
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Pinus densiflora
symbiont
symbionts
food
effect
solid state

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  • Forestry
  • Plant Science
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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Estimation of effect of passage through the gut of a lower termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, on lignin by solid-state CP/MAS 13C NMR. / Hyodo, Fujio; Azuma, Jun Ichi; Abe, Takuya.

In: Holzforschung, Vol. 53, No. 3, 1999, p. 244-246.

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