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Establishment and Maintenance of Gnotobiotic American Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana)
 

Establishment and Maintenance of Gnotobiotic American Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana)

Article doi: 10.3791/61316
May 28th, 2021

Summary May 28th, 2021

This protocol is used in establishing and maintaining gnotobiotic American cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) by surface sterilizing the egg cases (oothecae) prior to hatching. These gnotobiotic insects contain their vertically transmitted Blattabacterium endosymbionts but have axenic guts.

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