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Fungus-growing insects host a convergent microbiome with functional similarities to other lignocellulose-feeding insects
(Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), 2017-05-05)
Fungus-growing insects (ants, termites, and beetles) independently evolved a symbiotic association with fungi that metabolize recalcitrant plant biomass, producing nutrients available to the insect host. These fungicultural ...
New termite trace fossils: Galleries, nests and fungus combs from the Chad basin of Africa (Upper Miocene–Lower Pliocene)
(Elsevier Science, 2007-12)
Four new trace fossils of termites are described from the Upper Miocene and Lower Pliocene continental sandstones of the northern Chad basin. Coatonichnus globosus, ichnogenus and ichnospecies nov. is a large ellipsoidal ...
The first fossil fungus gardens of Isoptera: oldest evidence of symbiotic termite fungiculture (Miocene, Chad basin)
(Springer Verlag Berlín, 2006-08-22)
Higher termites of the subfamily Macrotermitinae (fungus-growing termites) are known to build fungus gardens where a symbiotic fungus (Termitomyces sp.) is cultivated. The fungus grows on a substrate called fungus comb, a ...