Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Parabasalian Symbionts


Here, are two new genera of small-to-intermediate size and complexity, represented by the type species Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and Cthylla microfasciculumque from Prorhinotermes simplex and Reticulitermes virginicus, respectively. I'm just sayin.

I guess after today I can no longer brag about never having compared the president to parabasalian symbionts of the lower hindgut of a termite.


OMMAG said...

Snerk .....

Anonymous said...

Now that's unfair. The parabasilions in a termite gut do something useful, at least for the termite. (Whether it's useful for the rest of us depends on whether the particular termite nest is filling their place in a natural ecology by breaking down deadfall wood, or feasting on an artificial construction.)