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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Blattidae — several cockroaches.


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  • Extracts of ground-up brain and other nerve tissue from the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, and desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, killed more than 90 percent of a type of E. coli that causes meningitis, and also killed methicillin-resistant staph, microbiologist Simon Lee reported Sept. 7 at the Society for General Microbiology meeting at the University of Nottingham in England.

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  • Imagine for a minute that some other species maybe Periplaneta fuliginosa, aka the smokybrown cockroach had control over the planet and was eradicating one hundred species per day to satisfy their appetites.


  • There are 19 different kinds, including the incredible 3-incher, the Periplaneta americana pretty much life size, above.

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  • A quick search on identified it as an Australian cockroach Periplaneta australasiae.

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  • I also get occasional visits from Australian roaches Periplaneta australasiae.

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  • "By appearance it looks like the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) but it is genetically different from other American cockroaches in the databases," the researchers said. - latest science and technology news stories

  • The specimens collected looked to be ordinary American cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) but their DNA differed by about 4 percent from the reference sequence (differences within species are usually 1 percent or less). - latest science and technology news stories

  • Transplantation of ovaries into male Periplaneta americana: effects on vitellogenesis and vitellogenin secretion


  • (specificially a Periplaneta americana, Periplaneta australasiae or Nauphoeta rhombifolia) twice, delivering venom.

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  • "This is the American cockroach, (Periplaneta americana), though their origins aren't American.



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