Biology of Termites: a Modern Synthesis

Editors: Bignell, David Edward, Roisin, Yves, Lo, Nathan (Eds.)

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Biology of Termites, a Modern Synthesis brings together the major advances in termite biology, phylogenetics, social evolution and biogeography made in the decade since Abe et al Termites: Evolution, Sociality, Symbioses, Ecology became the standard modern reference work on termite science. Building on the success of the Kluwer book, David Bignell, Yves Roisin and Nathan Lo have brought together in the new volume most of the world’s leading experts on termite taxonomy, behaviour, genetics, caste differentiation, physiology, microbiology, mound architecture, distribution and control. Very strong evolutionary and developmental themes run through the individual chapters, fed by new data streams from molecular sequencing, and for the first time it is possible to compare the social organisation of termites with that of the social Hymenoptera, focusing on caste determination, population genetics, cooperative behaviour, nest hygiene and symbioses with microorganisms. New chapters have been added on termite pheromones, termites as pests of agriculture and on destructive invasive species, and new molecular and cladistic frameworks are presented for clarifying taxonomy, especially in the higher termites which dominate many tropical ecosystems. Applied entomologists, developmental and evolutionary biologists, microbial ecologists, sociobiologists and tropical agriculture specialists will all benefit from the new insights provided by this work.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Termites: Biology, Taxonomy and Functional Morphology

    Eggleton, Paul

    Pages 1-26

  • Termite Phylogenetics and Co-cladogenesis with Symbionts

    Lo, Nathan (et al.)

    Pages 27-50

  • Evolution and Function of Endogenous Termite Cellulases

    Lo, Nathan (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Altricial Development in Wood-Feeding Cockroaches: The Key Antecedent of Termite Eusociality

    Nalepa, Christine A.

    Pages 69-95

  • Eusocial Evolution in Termites and Hymenoptera

    Howard, Kenneth J. (et al.)

    Pages 97-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biology of Termites: a Modern Synthesis
Editors
  • David Edward Bignell
  • Yves Roisin
  • Nathan Lo
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3977-4
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3977-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3976-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9495-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 576
Topics