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Title: Cold tolerance adaptations in the Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes

Source: fplrip-4723-025-UW-Arango-Schoville

Author(s)Arango, Rachel; Schoville, Sean

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract:  Subterranean termites are responsible for billions of dollars in damage to structures annually in North America (Bulmer et al 2009), with the eastern subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavpipes (Kollar) considered the most commonly encountered species. Although subterranean termites are most prevalent in the southern United States, certain species of Reticulitermes have been introduced and become established in regions further north in the United States and Canada. Various researchers have attempted to examine thermal tolerance in these introduced populations, but much remains unknown regarding their physiological adaptations to cold.

Keywords: subterranean termites; thermal tolerance; species distribution; climate change

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

Date posted: 09/19/2016
RITS Product ID: 81564

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