Termites have a unique ability to effectively digest lignocellulose with the help of mutualistic symbionts. While gut bacteria and protozoa have been relatively well characterized in termites, the virome remains largely unexplored. Here, we report two genomes of microviruses (termite-associated microvirus-1 [TaMV-1] and termite-associated microvirus-2 [TaMV-2]) associated with the gut of Coptotermes formosanus.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)