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Table 1 Summary of the surveyed 66 termite whole gut samples according to host phylogeny (genus and family); sample location (country); and relative bacterial, archaeal, and protist abundances using universal primers (926F) and prokaryote primers (803F) in some instances (see text and Additional file 13 : Figure S10)

From: A molecular survey of Australian and North American termite genera indicates that vertical inheritance is the primary force shaping termite gut microbiomes

Termite genus Family Number of samples Bacteria Archaea Protist
   Aus USA Total % % %
Higher       926F 803F 926F 803F  
1 Drepanotermes Termitidae 1 0 1 97.5   2.5   0.0
2 Gnathamitermes Termitidae 0 8 8 99.7   0.1   0.2
3 Amitermes Termitidae 2 8 10 98.2   1.7   0.0
4 Nasutitermes Termitidae 7 1 8 97.5   2.5   0.0
5 Tenuirostritermes Termitidae 0 2 2 99.8   0.2   0.0
6 Microcerotermes Termitidae 12 0 12 99.1   0.9   0.0
7 Macrognathotermes Termitidae 1 0 1 77.9 63.5 22.1 36.5 0.0
   Sub-total 24 18 42      
Lower       926F 803F 926F 803F  
8 Reticulitermes Rhinotermitidae 0 3 3 92.0   0.2   7.8
9 Heterotermes Rhinotermitidae 6 0 6 91.4   5.3   3.3
10 Coptotermes Rhinotermitidae 3 0 3 66.5 78.6 33.4 21.4 0.1
11 Schedorhinotermes Rhinotermitidae 3 0 3 82.3 72.9 17.2 27.1 0.5
12 Marginitermes Kalotermitidae 0 2 2 98.5   0.0   0.2
13 Incisitermes Kalotermitidae 0 1 1 97.6   0.0   1.5
14 Glyptotermes Kalotermitidae 2 0 2 100.0   0.0   2.4
15 Porotermes Stolotermitidae 1 0 1 42.1 50.1 57.7 49.9 0.0
16 Mastotermes Mastotermitidae 3 0 3 82.2 92.4 17.4 7.6 0.4
   Sub-total 18 6 24      
  Overall 42 24 66