Hydrogen Cyanide-Producing Rhizobacteria Kill Subterranean Termite Odontotermes obesus (Rambur) by Cyanide Poisoning Under In Vitro Conditions

@article{Devi2006HydrogenCR,
  title={Hydrogen Cyanide-Producing Rhizobacteria Kill Subterranean Termite Odontotermes obesus (Rambur) by Cyanide Poisoning Under In Vitro Conditions},
  author={Karunanidhi Kanchana Devi and Nidhi Seth and Shalini Kothamasi and David Kothamasi},
  journal={Current Microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={54},
  pages={74-78}
}
The subterranean termite Odontotermes obesus is an important pest of the Indian subcontinent, causing extensive damage to major agricultural crops and forest plantation trees. Control of termites by strategies employing their parasites has limitations because they have evolved a complex social structure, immune responses, and adaptive behavior toward pathogen-infected individuals. Nonparasitic rhizobacteria that produce harmful metabolites might facilitate the biocontrol of termites. In the… CONTINUE READING