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jird

Meriones unguiculatus; see Mongolian gerbil.
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Male jirds of 8-10 weeks old were transplanted intraperitoneally with freshly isolated adult worms from peritoneal cavity of the jirds harboring 5-6 months old B.
The nocturnal species of gerbils and jirds (Meriones meridianus and M.
To test our hypotheses, we studied plant selection, dry matter digestibility (DMD), and energy relations in three gerbilline rodents (Muridae: Gerbillinae; Wilson and Reeder 1993): Henleyi's gerbil (Gerbillus henleyi; body mass 8-12 g), one of the smallest rodent species; the rock gerbil (Gerbillus dasyurus; body mass 20-33 g); and the fat jird (Meriones crassus; body mass 50-110 g).
7% (3/31) in the Cairo spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus) to 100% (10/10) in the bushy-tailed jird (Sekeetamys calurus).
Yersinia pestis was isolated from bone marrow of the camel and from jirds (Meriones libycus) and fleas Xenopsylla cheopis captured at the camel corral.
Attempts to obtain an isolate of the patient's parasite, by injecting specimens of his blood into hamsters and jirds, were unsuccessful (Table 2 footnote).
We have previously characterized this strain and maintained it by serial passage through jirds (Meriones unguiculatus) and ticks.