Cotton Rat

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A popular animal model first used in polio research, which is a model of choice for research in measles—paramyxovirus—herpes simplex, influenza—orthomyxovirus—HIV-1, respiratory syncytial virus, and adenovirus-based gene replacement research
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We quantified reservoir host use as the number of hispid cotton rat or cotton mouse blood meals per resting shelter per day.
Caption: Phython impacts on mammal Populations seem to have been Skirted by the cotton rat, left, a Reservoir for Everglades virus.
Cotton rats accounted for 70% of rodent prey and mice 20%.
Results--In 3,777 trap nights we captured 311 small mammals of five species (Table 1), listed in decreasing order of abundance: hispid cotton rat (S.
Distribution and ecology of the hispid and least cotton rats in New Mexico.
The impact of climatic extremes on cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) populations.
Although Peter's climbing rat and hispid cotton rat were represented in trapping and pellets, they showed inverse abundance patterns: we captured only one specimen of the former, and two of the latter.
Methods: Microfilaraemic cotton rats and Mastomys coucha harbouring Litomosoides sigmodontis and Brugia malayi respectively, were treated with crude extract or fractions of the seed kernel C.
* Studies in the Cotton Rat that show Viprovex enhances the efficacy and safety of Roche's Tamiflu(r), a neuraminidase inhibitor used to combat influenza which is stockpiled by governments around the world to treat potential pandemic avian influenza outbreaks.
Specifically, Flannery compared the percentages of the presence of cotton rat, kangaroo rat, and deer mouse in the Early Ajuereado time period (30,000 B.C.
Other rodent species known to carry HPS-associated hantaviruses include the rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) and cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) [5,6].
Cotton rat density and distribution.--Averaged across the entire site, cotton rat density was roughly equivalent in each successional phase (Fig.