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Evidence from multiple gene sequences indicates that termites evolved from wood-feeding cockroaches
Analysis of sequences of genes encoding 18S ribosomal RNA, mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit II (COII) and endogenous endo-beta-1, 4-glucanase (EG) from a diverse range of dictyopterans revealed strong support for a clade consisting of termites and subsocial, wood-feeding cockroaches of the genus Cryptocercus.
Increased glutathione S-transferase activity and glutathione content in an insecticide-resistant strain of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst)
Results are consistent with the increased expression of a common GST in resistant beetles and suggest that increased GSH levels may influence MI complex formation in vivo and hence affect insecticide synergism.
A glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province : Based on the census report for the Punjab, 1883
Deals with the ethnology of the areas such as Punjab North West frontier provinces. This work describes the land, religion, history rites, festivities, and religious rituals of these areas.
Life-history of 'Thaumastocoris peregrinus' and 'Thaumastocoris' sp. in the laboratory with some observations on behaviour
L Laboratory studies were undertaken to elucidate life history parameters of both species such as instar duration, adult longevity and reproductive potential, and the laying of virgin eggs is reported for this genus.
The evolution of soil-burrowing cockroaches (Blattaria: Blaberidae) from wood-burrowing ancestors following an invasion of the latter from Asia into Australia
- K. Maekawa, N. Lo, H. Rose, T. Matsumoto
- Biology, MedicineProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 June 2003
Soil–burrowing cockroaches appear to have evolved from a lineage of wood burrowers that invaded Australia from the north some time after the merging of the Asian and Australian tectonic plates ca.
Systematic revision of Thaumastocoris Kirkaldy (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Thaumastocoridae)
The genus Thaumastocoris is revised, and nine new species are described and the five previously described species are redescribed.
Symbiont-independent digestion of cellulose and starch in Panesthia cribrata Saussure, an Australian wood-eating cockroach
Cockroaches are not dependent on protozoa for survival or for cellulase as cockroaches maintained on tetracycline-impregnated filter paper show no change in viability or in cellulase activity.
Enzyme Activity in Strains of the Sawtoothed Grain Beetle (Coleoptera: Cucujidae) Differentially Resistant to Fenitrothion, Malathion, and Chlorpyrifos-Methyl
Four strains of Oryzaephilus surinamensis with differing levels of resistance to malathion, fenitrothion, and chlorpyrifos-methyl were assayed for a range of enzymic systems associated with resistance, helping explain the complex resistance patterns observed in this species.
Taxonomic Revision of the Australian Cicindelidae (Coleoptera), excluding Species of Cicindela
Species sections consist of nomenclature, synonyms and types, description, remarks on recognition and relationships, habitat and period of activity, geographical distribution, lists of localities and examined specimens, distribution map and figures illustrating taxonomically important structures.
Glutathione S-transferase in the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina (Wiedemann)
The induction of glutathione S -transferase in the Australian sheep blowfly was associated with changes in apparent V max rather than apparent K m, suggesting that phenobarbital caused increased production of forms of enzymes already present rather than inducing synthesis of altered or new forms.