General Information about Termites (1)

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The fascinating but complex biology of termites is in many regards still a mystery to the numerous scientists dedicated to termite research. As decomposers remineralising dead plant material, the animals play an outstanding role in the food chain. However, a large number of termite species are of economic importance as pests in agriculture, forestry, architecture and building. Effective control measures against termites are not really available due to a fragmentary understanding of termite biology.

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Furthermore there are articles about these particular termite species:


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Michael F. Schneider, 1999