Differentiation of Cockroach Taxa by Peptide Hormone Mass Fingerprints: Periplaneta Burmesiter (Blattidae) and Lucihormetica Zompro & Fritzsche (Blaberidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:Lammel, J, Neupert, S, Predel, R
Journal:Cockroach Studies
Issue:2
Start Page:17
Pagination:17-26
Date Published:08/2007
ISSN:18626491
Keywords:Blattaria, Blattodea, Neuropeptides
Abstract:

Neuropeptides of the taxa Periplaneta (Blattidae) and Lucihormetica (Blaberidae) were analysed from single specimens by means of mass spectrometry. The resulting mass spectra revealed a clear differentiation of the respective species by peptide hormone mass fingerprints. This is the first attempt to catalogue neuropeptides of cockroaches for taxonomic purposes.

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