Blattabacterium


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Blattabacterium

[‚blad·ə·bak′tir·ē·əm]
(microbiology)
A genus of the tribe Wolbachiae; straight or slightly curved rod-shaped cells; symbiotic in cockroaches.
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Xanthine Dehydrogenase activity in the cockroach endosymbiont Blattabacterium cuenoti (Mercier 1906) Hollande and Favre 1931 and in the cockroach fat body.
Scientists from the US, Europe, Israel, and Australia review the biology of these symbionts, including Proteobacteria like Sodalis and Wigglesworthia in tsetse flies and Stammerula and other bacteria in fruit flies, and Bacteroidetes like Blattabacterium and Cardinium.
The closest relative of the flavobacterial male-killer is Blattabacterium, the beneficial inherited bacterium of cockroaches and termites (13).