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Synonyms for gerbil

small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping

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California mouse, the Mongolian gerbil and the Mexican volcano mouse (Clark & Galef, 1999; Trainor & Marler, 2001; Luis et al.
Effects of photoperiod on energy budgets and thermogenesis in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus).
the sum of [omega]- and ([omega]-1)hydroxylation activity of lauric acid or tridecanoic acid) is correlated to energy production in nontraditional laboratory animals such as the musk shrew, Mongolian gerbil, harvest mouse and triton hamster.
In light of the above considerations and since OLE is known for its anti-oxidative activity (El and Karakaya 2009), we investigated, for the first time, the possible neuroprotective effect of total OLE in the hippocampus of Mongolian gerbils subjected to transient global cerebral I/R.
Effects of La Crosse infection on pregnant domestic rabbits and Mongolian gerbils.
To determine the host range of experimental TPMV infection and to ascertain whether susceptibility of small laboratory animals to disseminated TPMV infection is age-dependent, we infected NIH Swiss mice and Mongolian gerbils of different ages, as well as infant deer mice and gray short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica), by the intracerebral route with 6,000 PFU of TPMV (Table 1).
MONGOLIAN gerbils are social animals and usually prefer to be kept in groups.
MONGOLIAN gerbils do prefer to live in groups and females will usually live together well.
In a 2001 study, a group of Mongolian gerbils learned to discriminate between rising and falling tones.
Six-month-old male Mongolian gerbils ( Meriones unguiculatus ) were obtained from the Experimental Animal Center, Kangwon National University, Chunchon, South Korea and housed according to the procedures for animal handling and care adhered to guidelines that are in compliance with the current international laws and policies (Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, The National Academies Press, 8 [sup]th ed.
Seasonal adjustments in body mass and thermogenesis in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus): the roles of short photoperiod and cold.
In fact, cohabitation of the male with female in the Mongolian gerbils, causes neuroendocrine changes in the former that inhibit its infanticide behavior promoting, instead, paternal behavior; moreover, it was observed that plasmatic testosterone levels were not modified in males when they were separated from the pups during four hours (Brown et al.
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