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Symbiotic Flagellates in Termites

Germany, 1991 (MIFF 1993, Science Film Programme)

Director: Dieter Haarhaus

Next time your house comes down around your head, don't put all the blame on termites. The real culprits are tiny flagellates that live in the gut of the termite and turn wood cellulose into food digestible to the termite. Stunning cine-microscopy takes us on a brief tour of this world of the super-small.

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