Metabolic stasis in an ancient symbiosis: Genome-scale metabolic networks from two Blattabacterium
cuenoti strains, primary endosymbionts of cockroaches.
Xanthine Dehydrogenase activity in the cockroach endosymbiont Blattabacterium
cuenoti (Mercier 1906) Hollande and Favre 1931 and in the cockroach fat body.
Nitrogen recycling and nutritional provisioning by Blattabacterium
, the cockroach endosymbiont.
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
The closest relative of the flavobacterial male-killer is Blattabacterium
, the beneficial inherited bacterium of cockroaches and termites (13).