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Title Biology of termites : a modern synthesis / David Edward Bignell, Yves Roisin, Nathan Lo, editors ; foreword by Bernard J. Crespi
Published Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Springer, 2011


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Description xiv, 576 pages : illustrations (some coloured), graphs ; 24 cm
Contents 1. An introduction to termites : biology, taxonomy and functional morphology -- 2. Termite phylogenetics and co-cladogenesis with symbionts -- 3. Evolution and function of endogenous termite cellulases -- 4. Altricial development in wood-feeding cockroaches -- 5. Eusocial evolution in termites and Hymenoptera -- 6. Social organisation and the status of workers in termites -- 7. Ecology, behavior and evolution of disease resistance in termites -- 8. Comparative biology of fungus cultivation in termites and ants -- 9. Molecular basis underlying caste differentiation in termites -- 10. Sexual and asexual reproduction in termites -- 11. Pheromones and chemical ecology of dispersal and foraging in termites -- 12. Genetic structure of termite colonies and populations -- 13. Termite mound architecture, from function to construction -- 14. Morphology, physiology, biochemistry and functional design of the termite gut -- 15. Diversity, structure, and evolution of the termite gut microbial community -- 16. Role of the termite gut microbiota in symbiotic digestion -- 17. Global biogeography of termites : a compilation of sources -- 18. Termites as pests of agriculture -- 19. Invasive termites
Summary "Biology of Termites, a Modern Synthesis" brings together the major advances in termite biology, phylogenetics, social evolution and biogeography. In this new volume, David Bignell, Yves Roisin and Nathan Lo have brought together leading experts on termite taxonomy, behaviour, genetics, caste differentiation, physiology, microbiology, mound architecture, biogeography and control. Very strong evolutionary and developmental themes run through the individual chapters, fed by new data streams from molecular sequencing, and for the first time it is possible to compare the social organisat
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Termites.
Author Bignell, David Edward, editor
Crespi, Bernard J.
Lo, Nathan, editor
Roisin, Yves, editor
LC no. 2010937355
ISBN 9048139767 (hardback)
9048139775 (ebook.)
9789048139767 (hardback)
9789048139774 (ebook)