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Redescriptions of Three Nasutitermes Species (Isoptera: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae) Occurring in Taiwan

Phylogenetic Relationships among Subfamilies in Higher Termites (Isoptera: Termitidae) Based on Mitochondrial Coii Gene Sequences

Diversity of Wolbachia in Odontotermes spp. (Termitidae) and Coptotermes heimi (Rhinotermitidae) using the multigene approach

Developmental Stages and Castes of Two Sympatric Subterranean Termites Macrotermes gilvus and Macrotermes carbonarius (Blattodea: Termitidae)

Flight Activity of Two Sympatric Termite Species, Macrotermes gilvus and Macrotermes carbonarius (Termitidae: Macrotermitinae)

Molecular Cloning of Five β-Glucosidases From Four Species of Higher Termites (Blattodea: Termitidae)

Intra- and Interspecific Agonistic Behavior of the Subterranean Termite Microcerotermes crassus (Isoptera: Termitidae)

Effect of Wood Hardness and Secondary Compounds on Feeding Preference of Odontotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Termitidae)

A Laboratory Maintenance Regime for a Fungus-Growing Termite Macrotermes gilvus (Blattodea: Termitidae)

Spatial Distribution of Nests of Nasutitermes sp. (Isoptera: Termitidae) in a Cerrado Area in Southeastern Brazil

Nest Growth and Survivorship in Three Species of Neotropical Nasutitermes (Isoptera: Termitidae)

Redescription of the Soil-Feeding Termite Sinocapritermes mushae (Isoptera: Termitidae: Termitinae): The First Step of Genus Revision

First Record of Microcerotermes (Isoptera: Amitermitinae: Termitidae) from the Continental United States, with Observations on Its Unique Ecology

Diversity of Wolbachia isolated from the Cubitermes sp. affinis subarquatus complex of species (Termitidae), revealed by multigene phylogenies

Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci From an Indigenous Asian Fungus-Growing Termite, Macrotermes gilvus (Blattodea: Termitidae) and Cross Amplification in Related Taxa

Prevalence of a Koinobiont Endoparasitoid Misotermes mindeni (Diptera: Phoridae) in Colonies of the Fungus-Growing Termite Macrotermes gilvus (Blattodea: Termitidae) in Malaysia

Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci From an Indigenous Asian Fungus-Growing Termite, Macrotermes gilvus (Blattodea: Termitidae) and Cross Amplification in Related Taxa

 

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(subclass Pterygota, order Isoptera)

Diverse family of ‘higher’ termites which rely on symbiotic bacteria rather than Protozoa (as in all other termite families, the ‘lower’ termites) for the digestion of cellulose. Members of the African subfamily Macrotermitinae have an additional food source: a basidiomycete fungus which is cultivated on faecal pellets deposited in fungus gardens. Most Termitidae inhabit soil nests. The complex architecture of the large mounds of the Macrotermitinae ensures ventilation and regulation of the microclimate of the nest. There are five families, with about 1500 species, occurring world-wide but mainly in the tropics.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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