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Title: Behavioral changes in the termite, Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera), inoculated with six fungal isolates.
Authors: Yanagawa, Aya  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Fujiwara-Tsujii, Nao
Akino, Toshiharu
Yoshimura, Tsuyoshi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Yanagawa, Takashi
Shimizu, Susumu
Author's alias: 柳川, 綾
Keywords: Metarhizium anisopliae
Beauveria brongniartii
Isaria fumosorosea
Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki
Mutual grooming behavior
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Journal title: Journal of invertebrate pathology
Volume: 107
Issue: 2
Start page: 100
End page: 106
Abstract: The studies of pathogen-prevention behaviors of termites have focused on hygiene behavior directed only against highly virulent pathogens. Therefore, we compared behavioral changes in the subterranean termite Coptotermes formosanus following contact with entomopathogenic fungi with different levels of virulence. The fungal virulence was inferred from the daily mortality and the LD(50) value in previous data. When untreated termites were allowed to contact their fungus-inoculated nestmates, mutual grooming was frequent during 30min after inoculation. The inoculated termites were often attacked and eaten by their uninoculated nestmates, and then buried after death. Notably, there was no influence of fungal virulence on these pathogen-prevention behaviors. However, the fungal isolates and genera affected not only the frequency of the behaviors but also the horizontal transmission pattern, the number of dead individuals and the survival period before the first death following infection.
Rights: © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.jip.2011.03.003
PubMed ID: 21414322
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