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Rattus

(rat'ŭs),
The rats, a genus of rodents, family Muridae. Rattus rattus, the black r., is the species most commonly responsible for transmitting plague to humans by means of the flea, Xenopsylla cheopis; it is smaller and darker than the Norwegian, sewer, or brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) and has longer ears and tail. See: rat.

Rattus

see rat.

Rattus norwegicus
see brown rat.
Rattus rattus
see black rat.
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Previously, six divergent copies of Sry had been identified on a single Y chromosome in the Rattus norvegicus SHR/ua strain, all possessing a full coding region and conserved reading frame, but differing by SNPs and insertions/ deletions.
Rattus norvegicus evolved in Asia thousands of years ago, just as civilization was beginning to take root.
It consists of 13 adult black rats (Rattus rattus Linnaeus, 1758): 7 males and 6 females (Fig.
Brown or Norwegian rats - or rattus norvegicus - multiply so fast that in 18 months one pair could have more than a million descendants.
However, local Maori people say the Kiore, known scientifically as Rattus exulans, is a cultural treasure, or Taonga.
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Rattus norvegicus: IU AA54; Peromyscus maniculatus: IU S91; Peromyscus leucopus: IU 9810007; Zapus hudsonicus: IU FF79.
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This term excludes birds, rats of the genus Rattus, and mice of the genus Mus, bred for use in research.