Palmetto Bug Wolbachia

Sample information

Photos by: Rocson L.
Collection date 04/07/2022
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Hampton Roads Academy

Red-ish-brown, six legs, an inch long, antennae an inch and a half, two sets of wings, external shell, hair plates

Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Blattodea


Extraction kit Edwards Buffer
DNA extraction location Abdomen
Single or Duplex PCR Single Reaction
Gel electrophoresis system MiniOne
Buffer TBE
DNA stain GelGreen
Gel images
Protocol notes

Either there was contamination in the gel, or the DNA was placed incorrectly into the gel.


Wolbachia presence No
Confidence level Low
Explanation of confidence level

Both the negative control and the positive control had Wolbachia and the positive did not show arthropod DNA.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Blattodea was found to be negative for Wolbachia.
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