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Termites: Evolution, Sociality, Symbiosis, Ecology

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Edited By: T Abe, DE Bignell and M Higashi

466 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #117725 | ISBN: 0792363612
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Research-oriented review of the biology of termites with a strong emphasis on the gains made from modern technologies and contemporary concepts. Evolutionary, behavioural and developmental relationships with cockroaches and other social insects are considered in detail, while the highly complex and perhaps unconventional mutualisms between termites and Archaea, bacteria, protists and fungi are also addressed.


Contributors. Acknowledgements. Preface. Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Termites; S. Kambhampati, P. Eggleton. Global Patterns of Termite Diversity; P. Eggleton. Characterizing the Ancestors: Paedomorphosis and Termite Evolution; C.A. Nalepa, C. Bandi. Early Fossil History of the Termites; B.L. Thorne, et al. Diversity and Evolution of Caste Patterns; Y. Roisin. Termite Nests: Architecture, Regulation and Defence; C. Noirot, J.P.E.C. Darlington. Behavior and Ecology of Foraging in Termites; J.F.A. Traniello, R.H. Leuthold. Theories on the Sociality of Termites; M. Higashi, et al.

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