Mixotricha protozoans digests cellulose for termite metabolism.

References

"Termites harbor in their digestive system protozoa called mixotrichs that are critical to their ability to get energy by digesting cellulose." (Vogel 1998:29)

Book
Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and PeopleWW Norton & CompanyFebruary 28, 2017
Steven Vogel