Bioengineered structures


Zachariah, N., Singh, S., Murthy, T.G., Borges, R.M. (2020).
Bi-layered architecture facilitates high strength and ventilation in nest mounds of fungus-farming termites.
Scientific Reports.

Zachariah, N., Murthy, T.G., Borges, R.M. (2020).
Moisture alone is sufficient to impart strength but not weathering resistance to termite mound soil.
Royal Society Open Science 7:200485.

Katariya, L., Ramesh, P.B., Sharma, A., Borges, R.M. (2018).
Local hypoxia generated by live burial is effective in weed control in termite fungus farms.
Insectes Sociaux 65:561–569.

Katariya, L., Ramesh, P.B., Borges, R.M. (2017).
Dynamic environments of fungus‐farming termite mounds exert growth‐modulating effects on fungal crop parasites.
Environmental Microbiology.

Zachariah, N., Das, A., Murthy, T.G., Borges, R.M. (2017).
Building mud castles: perspectives from brick-laying termites.
Scientific Reports (Nature).

Kandasami, R.K., Borges, R.M., Murthy, T.G. (2016).
Effect of biocementation on the strength and stability of termite mounds.
Environmental Geotechnics 3:99–113.

Bioengineered structures


Principal Investigator

Renee M. Borges

Post doctoral fellows

Alfred J. Daniel


Tejas G. Murthy