Uric Acid in the Reproductive System of Males of the Cockroach Blattella germanica

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Science  06 Nov 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3645, pp. 782-784
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3645.782


Uric acid is stored in the utriculi majores of the accessory sex glands of the German cockroach. Most of the uric acid is eliminated during copulation by being poured over the spermatophore. Mating appears to be an important means of excretion in this cockroach.