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Volume 2010, Article ID 723947, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/723947
Review Article

Coleoptera Larval Fauna Associated with Termite Nests (Isoptera) with Emphasis on the “Bioluminescent Termite Nests” from Central Brazil

1Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, Avenida Nazaré 481, 04263-000 São Paulo, Brazil
2Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão, Travessa 14, 101, 05508-900 São Paulo, Brazil

Received 1 February 2010; Accepted 5 May 2010

Academic Editor: Michael Rust

Copyright © 2010 Cleide Costa and Sergio Antonio Vanin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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