These protozoa would die outside of the termite, and the termite would starve if it didn't have the protozoa to aid in digestionAncient termite provides look at evolution May 15, 2009
That time frame is just not consistent with the effects of an asteroid impactTiny mites may have killed dinosaurs Jan 03, 2008
We don't suggest that the appearance of biting insects and the spread of disease are the only things that relate to dinosaur extinctionTiny mites may have killed dinosaurs Jan 03, 2008
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The chance of these circumstances all coming together at the exact right second was pretty slimAncient chemical defense fossil found Aug 30, 2007
George O. Poinar, Jr. (born 1936) is an entomologist and writer. He is known for popularizing the idea of extracting DNA from insects fossilized in amber, an idea which received widespread attention when adapted by Michael Crichton for the book and movie Jurassic Park.
Poinar earned a B.S. and M.S. at Cornell University, and remained there for his doctoral studies, receiving a Ph.D. in biology in 1962. He spent many of his years of research at University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Entomology, Division of Insect Pathology.
There, and during travels around the globe, he performed research on the axenic culture of nematodes, nematode parasites of insects and the fossil records of insects and nematodes in amber.