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Comparative Metagenomic and Metatranscriptomic Analysis of Hindgut Paunch Microbiota in Wood- and Dung-Feeding Higher Termites
Termites effectively feed on many types of lignocellulose assisted by their gut microbial symbionts. To better understand the microbial decomposition of biomass with varied chemical profiles, it isExpand
High-Resolution Analysis of Gut Environment and Bacterial Microbiota Reveals Functional Compartmentation of the Gut in Wood-Feeding Higher Termites (Nasutitermes spp.)
ABSTRACT Higher termites are characterized by a purely prokaryotic gut microbiota and an increased compartmentation of their intestinal tract. In soil-feeding species, each gut compartment hasExpand
Foraging populations and territories of the Eastern subterranean termite (Isoptera : Rhinotermitidae) in Southeastern Florida
Foraging populations of colonies of the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar), were surveyed in residential and undeveloped environments of southeastern Florida. A tripleExpand
A molecular survey of Australian and North American termite genera indicates that vertical inheritance is the primary force shaping termite gut microbiomes
BackgroundTermites and their microbial gut symbionts are major recyclers of lignocellulosic biomass. This important symbiosis is obligate but relatively open and more complex in comparison to otherExpand
A review of subterranean termite control practices and prospects for integrated pest management programmes
Soil insecticide barriers have been the single most important tool for subterranean termite control in the last half century, but limitations with current soil termiticides have provided the impetusExpand
Barrier Efficacy of Pyrethroid and Organophosphate Formulations Against Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)
In a laboratory bioassay, termites were allowed to tunnel into a 5-cm core sample of sand (pH 8.1) treated with termiticides following an application protocol before construction. TermiticidesExpand
Synonymy of Neotropical Arboreal Termites Nasutitermes corniger and N. costalis (Isoptera: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae), with Evidence from Morphology, Genetics, and Biogeography
Abstract Morphological examination of soldiers and imagos assigned to Nasutitermes corniger or N. costalis from 13 Neotropical countries and 42 West Indian islands revealed congruent characters andExpand
Bacteria from Diverse Habitats Colonize and Compete in the Mouse Gut
To study how microbes establish themselves in a mammalian gut environment, we colonized germ-free mice with microbial communities from human, zebrafish, and termite guts, human skin and tongue, soil,Expand
Comparison of eleven soil termiticides against the Formosan subterranean termite and eastern subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae.
Toxicities of 11 topically applied termiticides to the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, and the eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) wereExpand