American cockroach

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Related to Periplaneta americana: Blattella germanica

American cockroach

The largest of the common cockroaches (Periplaneta americana), capable of flight, native to Africa but carried worldwide on ships, and found in tropical and subtropical climates. Allergens derived from P. americana are abbreviated Per a by the World Health Organization.
Synonym: waterbug
See also: cockroach
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The relative expression levels of the PaRPS23 in different tagmata of adult Periplaneta americana (bar graph represents Mean [+ or -] SE; P < 0.
Purification and some properties of a lectin from the hemolymph of Periplaneta americana (American cockroach).
Of these, half had positive skin reactions to dust mites, and one third to Periplaneta americana.
In 2003, two murine hybridomas, clones 3C2 and 38G6, secreting specific monoclonal antibodies (MAb) to allergens derived from the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, were produced in our laboratory (Sookrung et al.
1990) showed that ethanolic extracts of common rue foliage affect molting duration in the last nymphal instar of the American cockroach Periplaneta americana (Blattaria: Blattidae).
A hefty beast that can fly and that migrates after heavy summer rains in the southern United States, Periplaneta americana leaves a large splat on the windshield--nothing to be thankful about.
Seven species were tested for behavioral alterations: Periplaneta americana, Periplaneta australasiae, Periplaneta brunnea, Blatta orientalis, Supella longipalpa, Diploptera punctata, and Blattella germanica.
The overall activity and body comportment distribution of a wide range of cytoplasmic and lysosomal proteolytic enzymes was determined in the adults of American cockroach, Periplaneta americana.
Adultos Pteromalidae Spalangia sp Adultos Blattaria Blattidae Periplaneta americana Adultos y ninfas Taxon Categoria ARACHNIDA Macrochelidae Ancistrocheles bregetovae Depredador de huevos Macrocheles sp Depredador de huevos Erythraeidae Leptus sp Parasito de artropodos INSECTA Coleoptera Cleridae Necrobia rufipes Necrofagos secundarios Curcutionidae Xyleborus spp Accidental, xilofagos Dermestidae Dermestes sp Necrofagos en cuerpos secos Scarabaeidae Canthon mutabilis Coprofagos Diptera Calliphoridae Chrysomyia rufzfacies Necrofagos primarios C.
Dessa forma, Periplaneta americana Linnaeus, 1758 (Blattodea, Blattidae) foi objeto de varios estudos referentes a condicao de vetor de patogenos, sendo identificados diversos virus, bacterias, fungos, protozoarios e helmintos (GUTHRIE & TINDALL, 1968; CLOAREC et al.