Carbohydrate Digestion in the Cockroach

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Science  20 Sep 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3586, pp. 1191-1192
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3586.1191


The digestive tract of the cockroach, Blaberus craniifer Burmeister, contains amylase, α- and β-glucosidases, β-fructofuranosidase, α- and β-galactosidases, but no cellulase. The most active site of hydrolytic action is the midgut, followed by the foregut, hindgut, salivary gland tissue, and Malpighian tubules.