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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This study was aimed to check the response of bacterial isolates from Periplaneta americana towards auto aggregation and biofilm formation for evaluating their colonization potential.
Grossman, "Purification and characterization of arginine kinase from the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana)," Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, vol.
Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana and blattella germanica): reservoirs of multi drug resistant (MDR) bacteria in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The relative expression levels of the PaRPS23 in different tagmata of adult Periplaneta americana (bar graph represents Mean [+ or -] SE; P < 0.05, LSD in ANOVA).
Evaluacion de la toxicidad de acetogeninas annonaceas sobre ninfas de Periplaneta americana L.
Zhukovskaya, "Circadian rhythm of sex pheromone perception in the male American cockroach, Periplaneta americana L," Journal of Insect Physiology, vol.
Chew, "Identification and characterization of Per a 2, the Bla g 2 allergen homologue from American cockroach (Periplaneta americana)," Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol.
& RIBEIRO, PB., 2001.--Desenvolvimento e longevidade de Periplaneta americana Linneu, 1758 (Blattodea: Blattidae).
Mongeau and Brian McRae, an undergraduate bioengineering major, analyzed the mechanics of the ninja-like maneuver and discovered that the cockroach, an American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), wasn't merely falling over the ledge.