[ExI] roaches again
asa at nada.kth.se
Wed Nov 4 10:43:07 UTC 2009
The interesting thing about the cockroach-bacterium symbiosis is that it
is so complete.
Another favourite case is Wolbachia, infecting around 16% of *all
insects*. It is probably the most successful parasite in the biosphere
next to the bacteriophages. It even determines sexual differentiation of
the host, and a few species are dependent on it to reproduce.
> Bugs are sooo cool. They seem to have so much more diversity. To bugs we
> must all look pretty much alike.
And our antennas are so boring! I want a pair of flabellate antennas like
maybugs got. And maybe some Dynastinae horns. And optical crystal elytra!
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Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University
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