Genome sequences of microviruses associated with coptotermes formosanus

Kara Schmidlin, Simona Kraberger, Rafaela S. Fontenele, Francesca De Martini, Thomas Chouvenc, Gillian H. Gile, Arvind Varsania

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00185-19
JournalMicrobiology Resource Announcements
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 18 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Genetics


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