Mastotermes darwiniensis

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Noun1.Mastotermes darwiniensis - Australian termiteMastotermes darwiniensis - Australian termite; sole living species of Mastotermes; called a living fossil; apparent missing link between cockroaches and termites
termite, white ant - whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood
genus Mastotermes, Mastotermes - primitive genus of termites; mostly extinct; sometimes considered the most primitive Isoptera
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Mycetocytes, which are specialized fat body cells harboring uricolytic bacteria, have been identified from only one termite species, Mastotermes darwiniensis (Bandi and Sacchi 2000).
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.
Preliminary studies on the control of neotenic formation in Mastotermes darwiniensis Froggatt (Isoptera).
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).
The lone holdout, the soil-dwelling species Mastotermes darwiniensis, lives primarily in the arid tropics of northern Australia.