brown rat

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brown rat

n.
The common domestic rat (Rattus norvegicus), which is found worldwide and is a destructive pest of crops and stored food and a carrier of disease. Also called Norway rat.
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Mus musculus was the host species with the highest prevalence (12), followed by R. norvegicus (10), and R.
Population distribution and zoonotic potential of gastrointestinal helminths of wild rats Rattus rattus and R. norvegicus from Jamaica.
A recent attempt to infect adult Sprague-Dawley laboratory rats (R. norvegicus) with HEV genotypes 1, 2, and 3 failed (23).
The R. norvegicus variables from adult male and female were significantly (P less than 0.05) correlated with PC1.
All sequences recovered from R. norvegicus rats showed higher identity to SEOV (80.2%-99.5%) than to HTNV or other hantavirus types.
Transfer of protective maternal antibody to R. norvegicus pups by Seoul virus-infected dams has been demonstrated (9).
The common rodents in towns, cities, and peridomestic (in and around homes) environments are three introduced species of the subfamily Murinae: Rattus rattus (black rat), R. norvegicus (Norway rat), and Mus musculus (house mouse) (6).