Bignell, David Edward

Biology of Termites: a Modern Synthesis

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Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Termites: Biology, Taxonomy and Functional Morphology
Paul Eggleton

2. Termite Phylogenetics and Co-cladogenesis with Symbionts
Nathan Lo, Paul Eggleton

3. Evolution and Function of Endogenous Termite Cellulases
Nathan Lo, Gaku Tokuda, Hirofumi Watanabe

4. Altricial Development in Wood-Feeding Cockroaches: The Key Antecedent of Termite Eusociality
Christine A. Nalepa

5. Eusocial Evolution in Termites and Hymenoptera
Kenneth J. Howard, Barbara L. Thorne

6. Social Organisation and the Status of Workers in Termites
Yves Roisin, Judith Korb

7. Ecology, Behavior and Evolution of Disease Resistance in Termites
Rebeca B. Rosengaus, James F.A. Traniello, Mark S. Bulmer

8. Comparative Biology of Fungus Cultivation in Termites and Ants
Tânia Nobre, Corinne Rouland-Lefèvre, Duur K. Aanen

9. Molecular Basis Underlying Caste Differentiation in Termites
Toru Miura, Michael E. Scharf

10. Sexual and Asexual Reproduction in Termites
Kenji Matsuura

11. Pheromones and Chemical Ecology of Dispersal and Foraging in Termites
Christian Bordereau, Jacques M. Pasteels

12. Genetic Structure of Termite Colonies and Populations
Edward L. Vargo, Claudia Husseneder

13. Termite Mound Architecture, from Function to Construction
Judith Korb

14. Morphology, Physiology, Biochemistry and Functional Design of the Termite Gut: An Evolutionary Wonderland
David E. Bignell

15. Diversity, Structure, and Evolution of the Termite Gut Microbial Community
Moriya Ohkuma, Andreas Brune

16. Role of the Termite Gut Microbiota in Symbiotic Digestion
Andreas Brune, Moriya Ohkuma

17. Global Biogeography of Termites: A Compilation of Sources
David T. Jones, Paul Eggleton

18. Termites as Pests of Agriculture
Corinne Rouland-Lefèvre

19. Invasive Termites
Theodore A. Evans

Keywords: Life Sciences, Invertebrates, Animal Systematics/Taxonomy/Biogeography, Animal Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Microbial Ecology, Soil Science & Conservation

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Natural Sciences

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