Termites Can check spread of Deserts: Study

February 7, 2015 12:07 PM

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Finding termites in your home is quite annoying but a study has revealed that these termites can be a great help at the time of desertification of regions receiving very low rainfall. The research published in the journal Science, brought out the fact that termite mounds can play an important role in halting the spread of deserts.

In a statement, Cornia Tarnita, co-author of the study said, "Even when you get to harsh conditions where vegetation disappears from the mounds, re-vegetation is still easier".

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