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The phylogeny of termites (Dictyoptera: Isoptera) based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers: Implications for the evolution of the worker and pseudergate castes, and foraging behaviors.
The data support a traditional hypothesis of foraging behavior, in which the evolutionary transition from a one-piece type to a separate life type occurred through an intermediate behavioral form. Expand
A mitochondrial genome phylogeny of termites (Blattodea: Termitoidae): robust support for interfamilial relationships and molecular synapomorphies define major clades.
A highly supported tree of termite relationships was produced, however the relationship of the termites+Cryptocercus clade to other cockroach lineages was highly affected by the strong nucleotide compositional bias found in termites relative to other dictyopterans. Expand
Microhabitats reduce animal's exposure to climate extremes.
Microhabitats have extraordinary potential to buffer climate and likely reduce mortality during extreme climate events, and predicted changes in distribution due to mortality and habitat shifts that are derived from macroclimatic samples and that assume uniform changes in microclimates relative to macroclimates may be overly pessimistic. Expand
Biology of invasive termites: a worldwide review.
The number of recognized invasive termite species has increased from 17 in 1969 to 28 today. Fourteen species have been added to the list in the past 44 years; 10 have larger distributions and 4 haveExpand
The evolutionary history of termites as inferred from 66 mitochondrial genomes.
The inference of ancestral geographic ranges shows that the Termitidae, which includes more than 75% of extant termite species, most likely originated in Africa or Asia, and acquired their pantropical distribution after a series of dispersal and subsequent diversification events. Expand
Offspring recognition by mother crab spiders with extreme maternal care
  • T. Evans
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 January 1998
It is demonstrated that mothers did recognize their own offspring, and recognition was not expressed in survival as adopted (unrelated) spiderlings had similar survival rate to that of natural offspring. Expand
Economic and Environmental Impacts of Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in Southeast Asia
It is demonstrated that the economic and environmental impacts of NIS in low and middle-income regions can be considerable and that further measures, such as the adoption of regional risk assessment protocols to inform decisions on prevention and control of N IS in Southeast Asia, could be beneficial. Expand
Factors influencing the evolution of social behaviour in Australian crab spiders (Araneae: Thomisidae)
A 4 year survey, along with field and laboratory experiments revealed that mother spiders provided crucial care in the form of a protective Eucalyptusleaf nest and large prey for their offspring, and so survived better than smaller groups. Expand
Termites assess wood size by using vibration signals.
Drywood termites showed differences in their response to vibration recordings of termites compared with artificially generated signals, suggesting that they can discriminate the source of vibration and play an important role in termite communication. Expand