Norway rat


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Norway rat

n.

Norway rat

see brown rat.
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However, they reported only 10 species of mammals in these two areas (Table 1): Virginia opossum, masked and short-tailed shrews, gray and Franklin's ground squirrels, deer and white-footed mice, meadow vole, house mouse and Norway rat.
Mice prefer seeds or cereals while Norway rats prefer meat, fish and dry dog food.
Although it is referred to as a "rat," the woodrat is more mouse-like in appearance and has a bicolor, furred tail - unlike the naked tail of the Norway rat.
Distribution, biology and prey selection of the introduced Norway rat Rattus norvegicus at Kiska Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
This study attempts to assess the efficacy of such an integrated management program in reducing the population of Norway rats in both low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
Key words: Brown Norway rat, DNA microarray analysis, drug metabolism, estrogen metabolism, genomics, hexachlorobenzene, immunotoxicity, inflammation, oxidative stress, porphyria.
Norway rat: The Norway rat weighs nearly one pound and measures more than one foot in length as an adult.
Brown Norway rat model of food allergy: effect of plant components on the development of oral sensitization.
Recht's rat reconnaissance shows the Norway rat can have a home range up to 20 times greater than the 1 acre formerly deemed typical from research based on limited trap and recapture data.
Common varieties in the area include field, deer and house mice and the Norway rat.
The results obtained show that the Brown Norway rat provides a suitable animal model for food allergy research and for the study of relative allergenicity of existing and novel food proteins.
To the Editor: The nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis (rat lung worm), a zoonotic parasite that can accidentally infect humans and cause eosinophilic meningoencephalitis, has the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) as one of its most frequent definitive vertebrate hosts (1).