Termites : Evolution, Sociality, Symbiosis, Ecology

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01/11/2000
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466
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Présentation

The book is a new compendium in which leading termite scientists review the advances of the last 30 years in our understanding of phylogeny, fossil records, relationships with cockroaches, social evolution, nesting, behaviour, mutualisms with archaea, protists, bacteria and fungi, nutrition, energy metabolism,population and community ecology, soil conditioning, greenhouse gas production and pest status.

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  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • Addition to the Preface
  • Color Plates
  • 1Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Termites
  • 25Global Patterns of Termite Diversity
  • 53Characterizing the Ancestors: Paedomorphosis and Termite Evolution
  • 77Early Fossil History of the Termites
  • 95Diversity and Evolution of Caste Patterns
  • 121Termite Nests: Architecture, Regulation and Defence
  • 141Behavior and Ecology of Foraging in Termites
  • 169Theories on the Sociality of Termites
  • 189Introduction to Symbiosis
  • 209Ecology of Prokaryotic Microbes in the Guts of Wood- and Letter-Feeding Termites
  • 233Soil-Feeding Termites: Biology, Microbial Associations and Digestive Mechanisms
  • 261Intracellular Symbiosis in Termites
  • 275Symbiotic Associations with Protists
  • 289Symbiosis with Fungi
  • 307Energy Metabolism in the Termite and its Gut Microbiota
  • 333Population Dynamics of Termites
  • 363Termites in Ecosystems
  • 389Termites and Soil Properties
  • 409Global Impact of Termites on the Carbon Cycle and Atmospheric Trace Gases
  • 437Termites as Pests of Buildings
  • 455Index

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