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Table 1 Overview of the higher termite species included in this study

From: Compositional and functional characterisation of biomass-degrading microbial communities in guts of plant fibre- and soil-feeding higher termites

SampleSpeciesaSubfamilyFeeding habitbMetatranscriptomics
“Plant fibre feeders” [sound lignocellulose]
N.sim_1Nasutitermes similisNasutitermitinaeWood 
N.sim_2Nasutitermes similisNasutitermitinaeWood 
N.sim_3Nasutitermes similisNasutitermitinaeWood 
N.sim_4Nasutitermes similisNasutitermitinaeWood+
N.sp_1Nasutitermes sp.NasutitermitinaeWood 
N.eph_1Nasutitemes ephrataeNasutitermitinaeWood 
N.eph_2Nasutitemes ephrataeNasutitermitinaeWood 
N.eph_3Nasutitemes ephrataeNasutitermitinaeWood 
N.eph_4Nasutitemes ephrataeNasutitermitinaeWood 
C.intCortaritermes intermediusNasutitermitinaeLitter/grass 
N.octNasutitermes octopilisNasutitermitinaeWood 
N.sp_2Nasutitermes sp.NasutitermitinaeWood+
C.cavConstrictotermes cavifronsNasutitermitinaeMicroepiphytes/wood+
M.sp_1Microcerotermes sp.TermitinaeWood 
M.sp_2Microcerotermes sp.TermitinaeWood+
“Soil feeders” [humified lignocellulose]
C.pugCornitermes pugnaxSyntermitinaeLitter/decayed wood+
C.tub_1Cavitermes tuberosusTermitinaeHumus 
C.tub_2Cavitermes tuberosusTermitinaeHumus 
C.tub_3Cavitermes tuberosusTermitinaeHumus 
L.lab_1Labiotermes labralisTermitinaeSoil 
L.lab_2Labiotermes labralisTermitinaeSoil 
L.lab_3Labiotermes labralisTermitinaeSoil 
L.lab_4Labiotermes labralisTermitinaeSoil+
E.neo_1Embiratermes neotenicusSyntermitinaeHumus+
E.neo_2Embiratermes neotenicusSyntermitinaeHumus 
E.neo_3Embiratermes neotenicusSyntermitinaeHumus 
C.angCyrilliotermes angularicepsSyntermitinaeHumus+
S.hey_1Silvestritermes heyeriSyntermitinaeSoil+
S.hey_2Silvestritermes heyeriSyntermitinaeSoil 
S.hey_3Silvestritermes heyeriSyntermitinaeSoil 
S.hey_4Silvestritermes heyeriSyntermitinaeSoil 
S.minSilvestritermes minutusSyntermitinaeSoil 
A.cinAparatermes cingulatusApicotermitinaeHumus 
A.ban_1Anoplotermes banksiApicotermitinaeHumus 
A.ban_2Anoplotermes banksiApicotermitinaeHumus+
N.tar_1Neocapritermes taracuaTermitinaeHumus+
N.tar_2Neocapritermes taracuaTermitinaeHumus 
T.fat_1Termes fatalisTermitinaeHumus 
T.fat_2Termes fatalisTermitinaeHumus 
T.fat_3Termes fatalisTermitinaeHumus 
S.spSyntermes sp.SyntermitinaeLitter 
  1. aSpecies were classified based on the closest match identified in the NCBI repository
  2. bFeeding habit was defined following [16,17,18]