Coevolution between a cockroach and its bacterial endosymbiont: a biogeographical perspective.

@article{Clark2001CoevolutionBA,
  title={Coevolution between a cockroach and its bacterial endosymbiont: a biogeographical perspective.},
  author={Jeffrey W Clark and Syed Sahil Hossain and Chris Burnside and Srinivas Kambhampati},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={268 1465},
  pages={393-8}
}
Cryptocercus are subsocial, xylophagous cockroaches that live in temperate forests. Like other cockroaches, Cryptocercus harbour endosymbiotic bacteria in their fat bodies. Two species of Cryptocercus occur in the palaearctic, one each in eastern Russia and south-central China. In the USA, there are five species: one in the north-west and four in the south-east. Little is known about the relationship between the Eurasian and North American Cryptocercus or the causes of the disjunct distribution… CONTINUE READING

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