Termites and their symbionts

To register in a mini-course click on:  https://eventos.funarbe.org.br/detalhes/minicursos-iv-symtermes

Tutor: Yuri Carvalho(yuricarvalhobio@gmail.com)

Location: Classroom 233 – Ed. Chotaro Shimoya


  • General aspects on feeding biology of termites and their symbionts.
  • Symbiont’s role on termites digestion.
  • Dissection of termite’s alimentary canal.
  • Identification at morphotype level of fungi and bacteria isolated from intestinal tube of termites.
  • Gram staining.
  • Discussion of the data obtained.

Material requirement: Entomological forceps

Max no. of participants: 12.


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