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Termites Essential for Human Survival, Study Says

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A study conducted by the centre for pollution control and environmental engineering at the Pondicherry University has found that termites are essential for the survival of mankind.

| December 30, 2013

A study conducted by the centre for pollution control and environmental engineering at the Pondicherry University has found that termites are essential for the survival of mankind.

The study says if termites are eradicated, all the presently vegetated surface of the earth would soon be sealed-off by the debris of fallen wood and twigs, making any land-based primary production activity impossible.

"If its population is continuously threatened, then global agricultural productivity would be harmed. The situation will lead us to depend heavily on chemical fertilizers, resulting in greater greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution," says senior professor and head (pollution control and environmental engineering) S A Abbasi, who is the principal invigilator of the research project.

The department of biotechnology funded the research project.

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