What is the role of symbiosis in cellulose digestion?
Termites also known as wood ants eat wood to meet their nutritional demand. Wood contain
So as there is solution to every query just like that there is also a solution to termite's problem: Termites have special guests i.e certain endosymbiont microbes or bacteria & protozoans. These tiny unicellular organisms reside in hind gut of termite and secrete an enzyme called
In return, termite provide its gut symbionts with protection and food i.e cellulose . These protozoans would die outside the termite and termite also can't survive without them. As both the partners are benefited so this is an example of symbiosis or symbiotic relationship.
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