Specimen 153 - Chau Huynh
Location of collection:
GGC site 3
Date of collection:
Shannon-Wiener Index of Biodiversity:
Distinguishing morphological features of Order:
- Minute: smaller than 6mm
- Body: elongate or oval
- Wings: absent
- Abdomen: 6 or few segments, with tube-like structure on center of first abdominal sternum and usually with forked structure on 4th or 5th abdominal sterna
- Antennae: usually short 4-6 segments, found in soil or leaf litter.
After sequencing, genus and species?
- the widest distribution
- World wide
- Sexual reproduction occurs through the clustered or scattered deposition of spermatophores by male adults
What it eats:Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
- feeding on algae, fungi, and decaying vegetable matter.
Habitat: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
- live in moist terrestrial habitats, and margins or surface of fresh water ponds and streams
Ecological Importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
- the main biological agents for the control and dissemination of soil microorganisms.
- primarily detritivores and microbivores
- Collembolans are major components of terrestrial ecosystems
Economic/agricultural/human health importance: Larval/nymphal stage Adult stage
- known as pests of some agricultural crops.
- they are beneficial to agriculture
- controlling plant fungal diseases
- claims of persistent human skin infection
PCR product: gel picture?
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