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  • The swarming activity and the relationships between the termites in the subfamily of Macrotermitinae and the fungi (Termitomyces) in Yunnan.

    Author(s) : He YinZhuLiu BeiLiang XingCai

    Author Affiliation : Laboratory of Entomology, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, Yunnan, China.

    Author Email : heyzt@163.comliangxc@mail.kiz.ac.cn

    Journal article : Chinese Bulletin of Entomology 2009 Vol.46 No.6 pp.935-940 ref.32

    Abstract : The biology of 4 species of the subfamily Macrotermitinae in Luchun, YunnanyunnanSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , China, was studied. The results showed some differences among the termite species in the shape of exit holes and the type, number and spreading distance of termites around the exit holes, which could be used for species identification. Only one fungal species (TermitomycestermitomycesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    ) was cultivated within a single termite colony. The termites that cultivated T. microcarpus also had symbiotic relationships with other fungi of the same genus. It is therefore speculated that termite behaviours could be changed when different fungi are cultivated. In addition, the investigation of interaction between termites and fungi indicated that, in a small area, high interactive specificity exists not only at the genus level but also at the species level.

    ISSN : 0452-8255

    URL : http://www.ilib.cn/P-kczs.html

    Record Number : 20103057619

    Publisher : Editorial Board of Chinese Bulletin of Entomology

    Location of publication : Beijing

    Country of publication : China

    Language of text : Chinese

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : AmanitaceaeamanitaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , fungifungiSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , TermitidaetermitidaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , TermitomycestermitomycesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : edible fungiedible fungiSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , edible speciesedible speciesSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , swarmingswarmingSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , symbiontssymbiontsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , symbiosissymbiosisSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : fungus, Macrotermitinae, People's Republic of China, Termitomyces microcarpus

    Geographical Location(s) : ChinachinaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , YunnanyunnanSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : AgaricalesagaricalesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , AgaricomycetesagaricomycetesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , AgaricomycotinaagaricomycotinaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , BasidiomycotabasidiomycotaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , fungifungiSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eukaryoteseukaryotesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , IsopteraisopteraSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , insectsinsectsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , HexapodahexapodaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , arthropodsarthropodsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , invertebratesinvertebratesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , animalsanimalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , LyophyllaceaelyophyllaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , APEC countriesapec countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , East Asiaeast asiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AsiaasiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , South Western Chinasouth western chinaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , ChinachinaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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