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Research Article

Cthulhu Macrofasciculumque n. g., n. sp. and Cthylla Microfasciculumque n. g., n. sp., a Newly Identified Lineage of Parabasalian Termite Symbionts

  • Erick R. James,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Noriko Okamoto,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Fabien Burki,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Rudolf H. Scheffrahn,

    Affiliation: University of Florida Research and Education Center, Davie, Florida, United States of America

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  • Patrick J. Keeling mail

    pkeeling@mail.ubc.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: March 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058509

About the Authors

Erick R. James, Noriko Okamoto, Fabien Burki, Patrick J. Keeling
Department of Botany, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Rudolf H. Scheffrahn
University of Florida Research and Education Center, Davie, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pkeeling@mail.ubc.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests: Specimens of P. simplex were collected as part of a Caribbean Basin survey of termite diversity funded by Terminix International. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ERJ RHS PJK. Performed the experiments: ERJ NO FB. Analyzed the data: ERJ FB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RHS. Wrote the paper: ERJ PJK.