Tuesday, 1 August 2006: 10:00 AM-12:20 PM
Congressional (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
Symposium 10: Evolution of Termite Life Histories
This symposium deals with the ecology and evolution of termites. From case studies of single species to broad surveys of entire clades, the symposium will address a number of fundamental questions about how termites respond to ecological pressures, adapt to changing environments, interact with micro-organisms and, ultimately, how they evolve and diversify over time. Termite sociobiology will be a common theme.
Organizers:Graham J. Thompson
Nathan Lo
10:00 AMOne more novelty: tropical termite diversity came out of Africa
Paul Eggleton, Daegan Inward, David Jones
10:20 AMTermites in Europe: from evolutionary processes to trans-Atlantic importation
Anne-Geneviève Bagnères, Thomas Lefebvre, Magdalena Kutnik, Stéphanie Dronnet
10:40 AMAs you reap, so shall you sow – life-history evolution of Termitomyces as a consequence of domestication by termites
Duur K. Aanen
11:00 AMEvolutionary Differentiation of Cellulolytic Systems in Termites
Gaku Tokuda, Nathan Lo, Hirofumi Watanabe
11:20 AMInbreeding, outbreeding and infection resistance in the termite Zootermopsis angusticollis
James F.A. Traniello, Daniel V. Calleri, Ellen M. Reid, Rebeca B. Rosengaus, Edward L. Vargo
11:40 AMEffect of habitat on the reproduction pathway in Mastotermes
Theodore A. Evans
12:00 PMThe causes and consequences of colony fusion in the subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes
Christopher J. DeHeer, E. L. Vargo
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