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Noun1.Mastotermes - primitive genus of termitesMastotermes - primitive genus of termites; mostly extinct; sometimes considered the most primitive Isoptera
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Mastotermes darwiniensis - Australian termite; sole living species of Mastotermes; called a living fossil; apparent missing link between cockroaches and termites
Mastotermes electromexicus - an extinct termite found in amber in southern Mexico
Mastotermes electrodominicus - extinct termite found in amber in the Dominican Republic
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Alcohols compounds reported in termites are: 5E,9E-2,6,10-trimethylundecadien-1-ol (in Mastotermes darwiniensis, Porotermes adamsoni and Stolotermes victoriensis), 4,6-dimethylundecan-1-ol (in Hodotermopsis sjostedti) (Bordereau & Pasteels, 2010), (3Z)dodec-3-en-1-ol (in Macrotermes annandalei M.
mycotoxinivorans isolated from the hind gut of a lower termite (Mastotermes darwiniensis) has the ability to detoxify mycotoxins such as OTA and zearalenone (Politis et al., 2005; Hanif et al., 2008, 2012).
Mycetocytes, which are specialized fat body cells harboring uricolytic bacteria, have been identified from only one termite species, Mastotermes darwiniensis (Bandi and Sacchi 2000).
Este tipo de bacteria ya habia sido reportado por Ramin et al., (2008) en el intestino de termitas Coptotermes curvignathus demostrando que eran microorganismos anaerobios facultativos Gram (-), mientras que Kuhnigk et al., (1994) aislo bacterias Enterobacter aerogenes con capacidad para degradar monomeros de lignina de termitas Mastotermes darwiniensis y Nasutitermes nigriceps.
The test termites were Coptotermes acinaciformis (Froggatt) and Mastotermes darwiniensis Froggatt, which were obtained from the Northern Territory near Darwin, Australia.
In study of hindgut microbes of the unique wood-feeding termite Mastotermes darwiniensis (Froggatt), the only extant member of its genus, we sought ecto-and endosymbionts in and on one of its protists: the giant trichomonad Mixotricha paradoxa (Sutherland).
It populates the intestine of the Australian termite, Mastotermes darwinensis, where it performs the essential service of breaking down the cellulose ingested by its accommodating host (Margulis and McMenamin, 1993; Mayr, 1974).
These species, except for Mastotermes, are known as "lower termites" because they were the first termites to evolve from cockroaches.
Termites also store uric acid in fat body, but only one species, Mastotermes darwiniensis, harbors uricolytic bacteria there.