blattellidae

Summary

Summary: A family of insects in the order Dictyoptera (COCKROACHES), including genera Blattella, Parcoblatta, and Symploce.

Top Publications

  1. Miller D, Meek F. Cost and efficacy comparison of integrated pest management strategies with monthly spray insecticide applications for German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) control in public housing. J Econ Entomol. 2004;97:559-69 pubmed
    ..7 cockroaches per unit before treatment to an average 3.9 cockroaches per unit in month 4. The suppressed cockroach populations (< 5 per unit) in the IPM treatment remained constant for the remaining 8 mo of the test...
  2. Eliyahu D, Nojima S, Mori K, Schal C. New contact sex pheromone components of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, predicted from the proposed biosynthetic pathway. J Chem Ecol. 2008;34:229-37 pubmed publisher
    ..The contact sex pheromone of the female German cockroach, thus may consist of at least six biosynthetically related components...
  3. Arizmendi N, Abel M, Mihara K, Davidson C, Polley D, Nadeem A, et al. Mucosal allergic sensitization to cockroach allergens is dependent on proteinase activity and proteinase-activated receptor-2 activation. J Immunol. 2011;186:3164-72 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that CE induces PAR(2)-dependent allergic airway sensitization in a mouse model of allergic airway inflammation. PAR(2) activation may be a general mechanism used by aeroallergens to induce allergic sensitization...
  4. Habes D, Kilani Morakchi S, Aribi N, Farine J, Soltani N. Toxicity of boric acid to Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) and analysis of residues in several organs. Meded Rijksuniv Gent Fak Landbouwkd Toegep Biol Wet. 2001;66:525-34 pubmed
    ..In Algeria, Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) is a serious pest in the urban environment and their infestation were controlled for many years by ..
  5. Cruz J, Nieva C, Mané Padrós D, Martin D, Belles X. Nuclear receptor BgFTZ-F1 regulates molting and the timing of ecdysteroid production during nymphal development in the hemimetabolous insect Blattella germanica. Dev Dyn. 2008;237:3179-91 pubmed publisher
    ..Nymphs with silenced BgFTZ-F1 cannot ecdyse, arrest development, and show structures of ectodermal origin duplicated. BgFTZ-F1 also controls the timing of the ecdysteroid molting pulse...
  6. Martin D, Maestro O, Cruz J, Mané Padrós D, Belles X. RNAi studies reveal a conserved role for RXR in molting in the cockroach Blattella germanica. J Insect Physiol. 2006;52:410-6 pubmed
    ..The results described herein suggest that RXR/USP function, in relation to molting, is conserved across the insect Class...
  7. Kristensen M, Hansen K, Jensen K. Cross-resistance between dieldrin and fipronil in German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). J Econ Entomol. 2005;98:1305-10 pubmed
    ..97, 1.0, and 0.38, respectively. We consider the connection between the frequency of the Rdl mutation and dieldrin and fipronil resistance a causal connection and not merely a coincidence...
  8. Dingha B, Appel A, Eubanks M. Discontinuous carbon dioxide release in the German cockroach, Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae), and its effect on respiratory transpiration. J Insect Physiol. 2005;51:825-36 pubmed
    ..Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) for the first time. Also, the effect of the DGC on water loss was investigated...
  9. Yin L, Nordin J, Lucches P, Giorgi F. Cysteine proprotease colocalizes with vitellogenin in compound granules of the cockroach fat body. Cell Tissue Res. 2001;304:391-9 pubmed
    ..To account for the present observations, the origin and role of proprotease are discussed in relation to the turnover of bacteria in the fat body and to the requirements of endosymbiosis...

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  1. Peterson C, Nemetz L, Jones L, Coat J. Behavioral activity of catnip (Lamiaceae) essential oil components to the German cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae). J Econ Entomol. 2002;95:377-80 pubmed
    ..Antennectomized insects showed no response to concentrations that were active against intact insects...
  2. Herraiz A, Chauvigné F, Cerdà J, Belles X, Piulachs M. Identification and functional characterization of an ovarian aquaporin from the cockroach Blattella germanica L. (Dictyoptera, Blattellidae). J Exp Biol. 2011;214:3630-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The absence of an apparent ovarian phenotype after BgAQP RNAi suggests that other functionally redundant AQPs that were not silenced in our experiments might exist in the ovary of B. germanica...
  3. Mukha D, Chumachenko A, Dykstra M, Kurtti T, Schal C. Characterization of a new densovirus infecting the German cockroach, Blattella germanica. J Gen Virol. 2006;87:1567-75 pubmed publisher
    ..The genome structure of BgDNV was compared with that of other members of the family Parvoviridae; the predicted amino acid sequences were aligned and subjected to phylogenetic analyses...
  4. Chai R, Lee C. Insecticide resistance profiles and synergism in field populations of the German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) from Singapore. J Econ Entomol. 2010;103:460-71 pubmed
    ..Dictyoptera: Blattellidae), from various localities in Singapore were determined by topical bioassay against novel and conventional ..
  5. Uzsák A, Schal C. Differential physiological responses of the German cockroach to social interactions during the ovarian cycle. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:3037-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, these results show that all JH-dependent events in the reproductive cycle of B. germanica females are under the strong influence of social interactions...
  6. Sánchez Arroyo H, Koehler P, Valles S. Effects of the synergists piperonyl butoxide and S,S,S-tributyl phosphorotrithioate on propoxur pharmacokinetics in Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Blattellidae). J Econ Entomol. 2001;94:1209-16 pubmed
    ..The data demonstrate that unanticipated effects are possible with synergists and that caution must be exercised when interpreting synergist results...
  7. Ladonni H. Evaluation of three methods for detecting permethrin resistance in adult and nymphal Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). J Econ Entomol. 2001;94:694-7 pubmed
    ..Thus, the results suggest that topical application and knockdown testing methods are the most sensitive assays for measuring resistance of adult and nymphal German cockroaches, respectively, to permethrin...
  8. Mané Padrós D, Cruz J, Vilaplana L, Pascual N, Belles X, Martin D. The nuclear hormone receptor BgE75 links molting and developmental progression in the direct-developing insect Blattella germanica. Dev Biol. 2008;315:147-60 pubmed publisher
    ..germanica has showed that they are functionally redundant. Furthermore, it also revealed the occurrence of a complex regulatory relationship among BgE75 isoforms, which is responsible of their sequential expression...
  9. Lopes R, Alves S. Differential susceptibility of adults and nymphs of Blattella germanica (L.) (Blattodea: Blattellidae) to infection by Metarhizium anisopliae and assessment of delivery strategies. Neotrop Entomol. 2011;40:368-74 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest that the development of powders or similar formulations of M. anisopliae to control B. germanica may provide faster and better results than some of the strategies based on baits currently available...
  10. Durier V, Rivault C. Improvement of German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) population control by fragmented distribution of gel baits. J Econ Entomol. 2003;96:1254-8 pubmed
    ..At high population densities (> or = 208 individuals/m2), the same recommended dose would be more efficient if applied as several 3-mg drops...
  11. Gore J, Schal C. Gene expression and tissue distribution of the major human allergen Bla g 1 in the German cockroach, Blattella germanica L. (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). J Med Entomol. 2004;41:953-60 pubmed
  12. Cruz J, Martin D, Belles X. Redundant ecdysis regulatory functions of three nuclear receptor HR3 isoforms in the direct-developing insect Blattella germanica. Mech Dev. 2007;124:180-9 pubmed
    ..This indicates that BgHR3 is directly involved in ecdysis. Finally, RNAi of specific isoforms has showed that they are functionally redundant, at least regarding the ecdysis process...
  13. Mané Padrós D, Cruz J, Vilaplana L, Nieva C, Ureña E, Belles X, et al. The hormonal pathway controlling cell death during metamorphosis in a hemimetabolous insect. Dev Biol. 2010;346:150-60 pubmed publisher
  14. Nojima S, Schal C, Webster F, Santangelo R, Roelofs W. Identification of the sex pheromone of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica. Science. 2005;307:1104-6 pubmed
    ..The synthetic pheromone was active in behavioral assays and highly effective in field trapping tests, which suggest that it may provide a new tool in cockroach population detection, monitoring, and control...
  15. Buczkowski G, Schal C. Method of insecticide delivery affects horizontal transfer of fipronil in the German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). J Econ Entomol. 2001;94:680-5 pubmed
    ..The mechanisms that cause secondary kill may include ingestion of excreted fipronil residues, cannibalism of bait-fed cockroaches, as well as contact with fipronil-contaminated substrates...
  16. Szumlas D. Behavioral responses and mortality in German cockroaches (Blattodea: Blattellidae) after exposure to dishwashing liquid. J Econ Entomol. 2002;95:390-8 pubmed
    ..Future investigations into the efficacy of soaps against other arthropod groups are warranted and may be beneficial in certain situations...
  17. Karimifar N, Gries R, Khaskin G, Gries G. General food semiochemicals attract omnivorous German cockroaches, Blattella germanica. J Agric Food Chem. 2011;59:1330-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Dictyoptera: Blattellidae)...
  18. Smith L, Appel A. Comparison of several traps for catching German cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) under laboratory conditions. J Econ Entomol. 2008;101:151-8 pubmed
    German cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.) (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae), catch by five types of traps and modifications of each, were tested under controlled laboratory conditions. Cockroach catch differed significantly among traps...
  19. Liang D, McGill J, Pietri J. Unidirectional Cross-Resistance in German Cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae) Populations Under Exposure to Insecticidal Baits. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1713-1718 pubmed publisher
    ..Further, although insecticide resistance in response to baits is mediated by exposure through the oral route, the molecular mechanisms at play are likely different for each insecticide...
  20. Uzsák A, Schal C. Sensory cues involved in social facilitation of reproduction in Blattella germanica females. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e55678 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the adaptive significance of these sensory-neuroendocrine responses in the German cockroach...
  21. Zhang F, Huang Y, Liu S, Zhang L, Li B, Zhao X, et al. Pseudomonas reactans, a bacterial strain isolated from the intestinal flora of Blattella germanica with anti-Beauveria bassiana activity. Environ Entomol. 2013;42:453-9 pubmed publisher
    ..3% at 20 d postinoculation. These studies imply that intestinal flora with anti-B. bassiana activity might contribute to resistance of infection by entomopathogenic fungi...
  22. Amé J, Halloy J, Rivault C, Detrain C, Deneubourg J. Collegial decision making based on social amplification leads to optimal group formation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:5835-40 pubmed
    ..This mechanism leads to optimal mean benefit for group individuals. Our model points to a generic self-organized collective decision-making process independent of animal species...
  23. Page K, Hughes V, Odoms K, Dunsmore K, Hershenson M. German cockroach proteases regulate interleukin-8 expression via nuclear factor for interleukin-6 in human bronchial epithelial cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2005;32:225-31 pubmed
    ..We conclude that proteases in German cockroach extract regulate PAR-2 and ERK to increase NF-IL6 activity and synergistically regulate TNF-alpha-induced IL-8 promoter activity in human airway epithelium...
  24. Ladonni H. Permethrin resistance ratios compared by two methods of testing nymphs of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica. Med Vet Entomol. 2000;14:213-6 pubmed
    For the German cockroach, Blattella germanica L. (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae), the permethrin resistance ratio (RR) was assessed by topical application and by tarsal contact tests, using first-instar nymphs of five strains from Tehran, ..
  25. Chang K, Shin E, Park C, Ahn Y. Contact and fumigant toxicity of Cyperus rotundus steam distillate constituents and related compounds to insecticide-susceptible and -resistant Blattella germanica. J Med Entomol. 2012;49:631-9 pubmed
  26. Rubio M, de Horna A, Belles X. MicroRNAs in metamorphic and non-metamorphic transitions in hemimetabolan insect metamorphosis. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:386 pubmed publisher
    ..To gain insight about which miRNAs might be important, we have constructed two miRNA libraries, one of the penultimate, pre-metamorphic nymphal instar (N5) and the other of the last, metamorphic nymphal instar (N6)...
  27. Wang J, Calatroni A, Visness C, Sampson H. Correlation of specific IgE to shrimp with cockroach and dust mite exposure and sensitization in an inner-city population. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;128:834-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Studies have demonstrated that IgE-binding cross-reactive epitopes between shrimp, cockroach, and house dust mite tropomyosins can account for the presence of detectable IgE to shrimp in patients with cockroach and dust mite allergies...
  28. Song W, Du Y, Liu Z, Luo N, Turkov M, Gordon D, et al. Substitutions in the domain III voltage-sensing module enhance the sensitivity of an insect sodium channel to a scorpion beta-toxin. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:15781-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This hypersensitivity most likely reflects an increase in IIS4 trapping via allosteric mechanisms, suggesting coupling between the voltage sensors in neighboring domains during channel activation...
  29. Fan Y, Zurek L, Dykstra M, Schal C. Hydrocarbon synthesis by enzymatically dissociated oenocytes of the abdominal integument of the German Cockroach, Blattella germanica. Naturwissenschaften. 2003;90:121-6 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, these data support a hemolymph pathway for transport and delivery of hydrocarbons to both external and internal tissues, including the epicuticle, fat body, and ovaries...
  30. Polsinelli G, Singh S, Mishra R, Suranyi R, Ragsdale D, Pang Y, et al. Insect-specific irreversible inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase in pests including the bed bug, the eastern yellowjacket, German and American cockroaches, and the confused flour beetle. Chem Biol Interact. 2010;187:142-7 pubmed publisher
  31. Agrawal V, Tilak R. Field performance of imidacloprid gel bait against German cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blatellidae). Indian J Med Res. 2006;124:89-94 pubmed
    ..This study was therefore undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of imidacloprid gel bait in the control of German cockroaches (Blatella germanica) in field...
  32. Rubio M, Belles X. Subtle roles of microRNAs let-7, miR-100 and miR-125 on wing morphogenesis in hemimetabolan metamorphosis. J Insect Physiol. 2013;59:1089-94 pubmed publisher
  33. Vilaplana L, Castresana J, Belles X. The cDNA for leucomyosuppressin in Blattella germanica and molecular evolution of insect myosuppressins. Peptides. 2004;25:1883-9 pubmed
    ..Phylogenetic analysis suggests that the precursor experienced an accelerated evolution in Lepidoptera and Diptera with respect to Dictyoptera, whereas only Lepidoptera has radical changes in the bioactive peptide...
  34. Wada Katsumata A, Silverman J, Schal C. Changes in taste neurons support the emergence of an adaptive behavior in cockroaches. Science. 2013;340:972-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The rapid emergence of this highly adaptive behavior underscores the plasticity of the sensory system to adapt to rapid environmental change...
  35. Jeong K, Yi M, Jeong K, Lee H, Hong C, Yong T. Sequence diversity of the Bla g 4 cockroach allergen, homologous to lipocalins, from Blattella germanica. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2009;148:339-45 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the previously reported cDNA sequences are truncated at the N terminus. This study was undertaken to investigate the mechanisms by which these sequence variations are generated...
  36. Diaz Pantoja C, Perez M, Calvo E, Rodriguez M, Bisset J. Insecticide resistance studies on Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera:Blattellidae) from Cuba. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2000;916:628-34 pubmed
  37. Ren Q, Fan Z, Zhou X, Jiang G, Wang Y, Liu Y. Identification and characterization of anonymous nuclear markers for the double-striped cockroach, Blattella bisignata. Bull Entomol Res. 2013;103:29-35 pubmed publisher
    ..germanica and B. lituricollis). While testing these markers in representative species of Blattellidae, Blattidae and Epilampridae, some of them can cross-amplify successfully...
  38. Mukha D, Lazebnaia I, Sidorenko A. [Intraspecies polymorphism for the structural organization of ribosomal gene cluster in Blattella germanica]. Genetika. 2000;36:17-22 pubmed
    ..In this species, homologous chromosomes were shown to contain ribosomal DNA (rDNA) repeats that differ in structure. The pattern of inheritance was determined for various structural variants of rDNA...
  39. Jeong K, Kim C, Park J, Han I, Park J, Yong T. Identification of novel allergenic components from German cockroach fecal extract by a proteomic approach. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2013;161:315-24 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we analyze the allergenic components from cockroach feces and evaluate allergenicity of recombinant ?-amylase identified from fecal extract...
  40. Behbod B, Sordillo J, Hoffman E, Datta S, Muilenberg M, Scott J, et al. Wheeze in infancy: protection associated with yeasts in house dust contrasts with increased risk associated with yeasts in indoor air and other fungal taxa. Allergy. 2013;68:1410-8 pubmed publisher
    ..While fungal exposures are assumed to provoke wheeze through irritant or allergenic mechanisms, little is known about the differential effects of indoor and outdoor fungi on early-life wheeze...
  41. Ang L, Nazni W, Kuah M, Shu Chien A, Lee C. Detection of the A302S Rdl mutation in fipronil bait-selected strains of the German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). J Econ Entomol. 2013;106:2167-76 pubmed
    ..The A302S Rdl mutation was the major mechanism contributing to fipronil and dieldrin resistance in these strains...
  42. Sims S, Appel A. Linear alcohol ethoxylates: insecticidal and synergistic effects on German cockroaches (Blattodea: Blattellidae) and other insects. J Econ Entomol. 2007;100:871-9 pubmed
    ..Blattodea: Blattellidae)...
  43. Aguilera L, Marquetti M, Navarro A. [Biologic effect of diflubenzuron on Blattella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae)]. Rev Cubana Med Trop. 2001;53:48-52 pubmed
    The Amejeiras strain of Blatella germanica (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) kept in lab conditions since 1994 and susceptible to arpocarb, malathion and cipermethrin insecticides, was studied...
  44. Picker M, Colville J, Burrows M. A cockroach that jumps. Biol Lett. 2012;8:390-2 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, the jumping mechanisms and anatomical features show remarkable convergence with those of grasshoppers with whom they share their habitat and which they rival in jumping performance...
  45. Phillips A, Appel A. Fumigant toxicity of essential oils to the German cockroach (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). J Econ Entomol. 2010;103:781-90 pubmed
    ..Dictyoptera: Blattellidae), was determined...
  46. Elbarhoumi M, Zghal F. [Three species of gregarines (apicomplexa: eugregarinorida) observed in the annelid polychaete Marphysa sangunea (montagu, 1815) in the lake of Tunis]. Parasite. 2010;17:71-5 pubmed
    ..Bhatiella marphysae and Viviera sp. belong to the family Lecudinidae (Aseptatorina). Our observations confirm the occurrence of a true septum in Ferraria cornucephala which must be maintained in Polyrhabdinae (Septatorina)...
  47. Cruz J, Mané Padrós D, Belles X, Martin D. Functions of the ecdysone receptor isoform-A in the hemimetabolous insect Blattella germanica revealed by systemic RNAi in vivo. Dev Biol. 2006;297:158-71 pubmed
    ..The features of these specimens indicate that BgEcR-A is required for adult-specific developmental processes, such as wing development, prothoracic gland degeneration and normal choriogenesis...
  48. Deneubourg J, Lioni A, Detrain C. Dynamics of aggregation and emergence of cooperation. Biol Bull. 2002;202:262-7 pubmed
    ..These results are discussed with emphasis on the role of aggregation processes in the emergence of cooperativity and task allocation...
  49. Durier V, Rivault C. Influence of a novel object in the home range of the cockroach, Blattella germanica. Med Vet Entomol. 2002;16:121-5 pubmed
    We investigated whether exploratory behaviour of the cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.) (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae), was modified by the introduction of a novel object, such as a bait station, into their familiar home range...
  50. Jeong K, Lee J, Lee I, Ree H, Hong C, Yong T. Allergenicity of recombinant Bla g 7, German cockroach tropomyosin. Allergy. 2003;58:1059-63 pubmed
    ..Invertebrate tropomyosins are a frequent cause of allergy and highly cross-reactive in nature. In this study, we aimed to produce recombinant German cockroach tropomyosin and investigate its allergenicity...
  51. Chuang J, Su S, Chiang B, Lee H, Chow L. Proteome mining for novel IgE-binding proteins from the German cockroach (Blattella germanica) and allergen profiling of patients. Proteomics. 2010;10:3854-67 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings make it possible to monitor the individual IgE reactivity profile of each patient and facilitate personalized immunotherapies for German cockroach allergy disorders...
  52. Page K, Lierl K, Hughes V, Zhou P, Ledford J, Wills Karp M. TLR2-mediated activation of neutrophils in response to German cockroach frass. J Immunol. 2008;180:6317-24 pubmed
  53. Page K, Hughes V, Bennett G, Wong H. German cockroach proteases regulate matrix metalloproteinase-9 in human bronchial epithelial cells. Allergy. 2006;61:988-95 pubmed
    ..As exposure to cockroaches is an environmental risk factor for asthma, we sought to investigate the role of German cockroach fecal remnants (frass) on MMP-9 expression...