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Termites: The Secret Queens Of Woodlands

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Termites are responsible for the disappearance of many tons of decaying wood, thanks to the myriad of microscopic beings inhabiting their intestines. These microscopic inhabitants are able to breakdown cellulose, which cannot be digested by most animals. After these symbionts digest the molecules of cellulose, they provide the sugar that termites need for nourishment.

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