African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5232

Full Length Research Paper

Isolation and characterization of gut-associated microbes in cockroach

US Bagde1*, Uma Gopi1 and Ram Prasad2
1Applied Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400098, India. 2Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector 125, Noida-201303, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 19 April 2013
  •  Published: 07 May 2013

Abstract

Arthropods, particularly insects form successful highly symbiotic relationship with endosymbiotic bacteria. The associations between insects and endosymbionts are remarkably stable; many stretch back several hundred million years in evolutionary time.Insects are amongst the most successful of animals, both in terms of diversity and in colonizing all ecological niches. The aim of this study was to isolate and identify microbes that were collected from the guts of cockroach Periplanata americana.

 

Key words: Periplanata americana, microorganisms, bacteria, fungi.