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Niche differentiation among neotropical soldierless soil-feeding termites revealed by stable isotope ratios

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    0331985 - UOCHB-X 2010 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Bourguignon, T. - Šobotník, Jan - Lepoint, G. - Martin, J. M. - Roisin, Y.
    Niche differentiation among neotropical soldierless soil-feeding termites revealed by stable isotope ratios.
    Soil Biology and Biochemistry. Roč. 41, č. 10 (2009), s. 2038-2043 ISSN 0038-0717
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z40550506
    Klíčová slova: Anoplotermes * Termitidae * Isoptera * resource partitioning
    Kód oboru RIV: CC - Organická chemie
    Impakt faktor: 2.978, rok: 2009

    High diversity of termites in soil ecosystems is difficult to explain by niche theory, as there is little evidence for spatial or temporal separation between species. Using beta13C and beta15N isotopic ratios, we confirmed significant differences in feeding habits among species of the Anoplotermes-group. Our data are showing that sympatric soldierless soil-feeding termites feed on distinct components of the soil. Feeding niche differentiation can therefore account for the high species richness and diversity of soldierless soil-feeding termites in neotropical rainforests.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0177353