Use of carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios in termite research

@article{Tayasu1998UseOC,
  title={Use of carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios in termite research},
  author={Ichiro Tayasu},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={13},
  pages={377-387}
}
In this paper, I review carbon and nitrogen isotopic (natural abundance levels) studies of termites. The carbon isotope ratio of CH4 emitted from termites, together with the emission rates of CO2, CH4 and H2, showed several trends corresponding to the kinds of symbiotic microbes and feeding habits. The fraction of methane oxidized in the nest structure was estimated by comparing carbon isotope ratio of CH4 emitted from the nest with that produced by termites in the nest. Symbiotic nitrogen… CONTINUE READING

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