Life span of higher termites

Value 250 Days Range: 13 days fed by antibiotics that kill both bacteria and spirochetes Days
Organism Termite
Reference Nardi JB, Mackie RI, Dawson JO. Could microbial symbionts of arthropod guts contribute significantly to nitrogen fixation in terrestrial ecosystems? J Insect Physiol. 2002 Aug48(8):751-763. p.754 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID12770053
Comments The life spans of higher termites are reduced from 250 days to about 13 days by feeding them with certain antibiotics that kill both bacteria and spirochetes.
Entered by Uri M
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