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8Film GuideFilm Guide for Termites Digest Wood Thanks to MicrobesThe following classroom-ready resources complement the film Termites Digest Wood Thanks To Microbes. It tells the story of the how termites evolved with the help of microbes passed down through a social behavior which enables them to digest wood.
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30I Contain Multitudes: The SeriesI Contain Multitudes offers a new lens on life. With an eye on microbes—microscopic single-celled organisms—larger creatures such as ourselves suddenly look very different. Each of us is a more of a society than an individual. Only about half the cells in or on our bodies are human. The rest make up a menagerie of microbes. Microbes produce chemicals and vitamins that we can’t produce on our own, they help digest food, shape development, and influence behavior.