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Ecology

Associations

Animal / parasite / endoparasite
cyst of Toxocara cati endoparasitises body cavity of Blattidae

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Known predators

Blattidae (Blattodea Blattidae 2 spp.) is prey of:
Eleutherodactylus coqui
Anolis gundlachi

Based on studies in:
Puerto Rico, El Verde (Rainforest)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Waide RB, Reagan WB (eds) (1996) The food web of a tropical rainforest. University of Chicago Press, Chicago
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Known prey organisms

Blattidae (Blattodea Blattidae 2 spp.) preys on:
detritus

Based on studies in:
Puerto Rico, El Verde (Rainforest)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Waide RB, Reagan WB (eds) (1996) The food web of a tropical rainforest. University of Chicago Press, Chicago
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Evolution and Systematics

Functional Adaptations

Functional adaptation

Nervous system fights drug-resistant microbes: cockroach
 

Nervous system tissues of cockroaches protect them from drug-resistant microbes via unique antimicrobial chemicals.

   
 

"A study of locust and cockroach brains has found a number of chemicals which can kill bugs like MRSA.

 

"Scientists hope these could become a powerful new weapon to  boost the dwindling arsenal of antibiotics used to treat severe  bacterial infections

 

"The researchers discovered nine different chemicals in the brains of  locusts and cockroaches, which all had anti microbrial properties strong  enough to kill 90% of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) while not harming human cells." (Rutherford 2010)


  Learn more about this functional adaptation.
  • Rutherford P. 2010. Insect brains 'are source of antibiotics' to fight MRSA. BBC News [Internet],
  • 2010. Insect brains are rich stores of new antibiotics. ScienceDaily [Internet],
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:321Public Records:79
Specimens with Sequences:261Public Species:22
Specimens with Barcodes:209Public BINs:12
Species:70         
Species With Barcodes:44         
          
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Barcode data

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Blattidae

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Wikipedia

Blattidae

The Blattidae is a family of the order Blattaria (cockroaches). It contains several of the most common household cockroaches.

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