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Title: POPULATION STRUCTURE AND GUT FLORA DIVERSITY IN COPTOTERMES GESTROI IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Authors: ZHANG MANPING
Keywords: Coptotermes gestroi, population structure, gut bacteria,invasive termite,microsatellite markers
Issue Date: 12-Jan-2016
Citation: ZHANG MANPING (2016-01-12). POPULATION STRUCTURE AND GUT FLORA DIVERSITY IN COPTOTERMES GESTROI IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Coptotermes gestroi (Wasmann) (Insecta: Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), is one of the most widespread and invasive pest termite species in Southeast Asia. The species is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia and spread to many other geographic regions. I investigated the genetic structure of C. gestroi populations across Southeast Asia. I found that native colonies of the species were highly structured and with high genetic differentiation. Although invasive termites rely on human transport for dispersal, natural dispersal seems to be the primary factor in determining the distribution of C. gestroi across Southeast Asia. I also surveyed the diversity and structure of gut bacterial community of C. gestroi and the impact of habitat and host tree species on this diversity. Both habitat and host tree species had a significant influence on gut bacterial diversity and community structure. I discovered 19 bacterial common to all samples, regardless of habitat and host tree species.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134694
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