domatium


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domatium

(dɒˈmeɪʃɪəm)
n, pl -tia
(Botany) botany a plant cavity inhabited by commensal insects or mites or, occasionally, microorganisms
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Noun1.domatium - a part of a plant (e.g., a leaf) that has been modified to provide protection for insects or mites or fungi
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
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Banker plants can provide nutrient supplements in the form of nectar or pollen- important for the natural enemies survival in the absence of prey, as well as a modified microhabitat (domatium) which can protect them against adverse abiotic conditions and secondary enemies or from insecticide application (Landis et al.
Mites were prevented access to domatia by blocking every domatium on all expanded leaves of each (-)-domatia (domatia blocked) treatment plant with a small amount of glue.
In all cases, the sampling unit was a field of vision at which a domatium typically filled the field (30x magnification).