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Fig. 7 | Biotechnology for Biofuels

Fig. 7

From: Transcriptome analysis of the digestive system of a wood-feeding termite (Coptotermes formosanus) revealed a unique mechanism for effective biomass degradation

Fig. 7

A proposed processing model (mechanisms) for lignocellulose degradation by wood-feeding termite, Coptotermes formosanus, where an array of carbohydrate and redox enzymes presented in the salivary gland, foregut, midgut, and hindgut were identified by transcriptome data analysis. This unique mechanism has suggested an integrative and synergistic system function for various gut compartments during the degradation processing on lignocellulosic biomass. Enteric valve could inhibit the passage of up-flow enzymes to the hindgut and probably protects the oxidative reaction condition in the midgut

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