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Synonyms for agouti

agile long-legged rabbit-sized rodent of Central America and South America and the West Indies

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201) Going back to Jirtle's agouti mice experiment (discussed supra), the dose of folate rich foods proved to be very beneficial to those particular mice, turning off the effect of a harmful gene.
Unlike most mammals, agoutis are diurnal--active during the day.
Upon learning of the interest in the agouti, local residents readily provided the remaining specimens.
5 Odocoileus virginianus 15 2 Mazama americana 1 1 Agouti paca 6 2 Didelphis marsupialis 8 2 Didelphidae 1 1 Dasypus novemcinctus 3 1 Rodentia 5 2 Canis familiaris 3 1 Sylvilagus sp.
However, the current studies demonstrate that a maternal diet enriched in estrogenic compounds leads to a greater number of offspring that express an agouti gene compared to those that do not, even though equal ratios should have been born.
And Shansi, a nine-month old Russian Blue Agouti Essex rat, is the most recent rodent to impress the judges being named reserve best in show at the Midlands Rat Club's latest event in Derbyshire.
Red-rumped Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina) home- range use in amazonian forest: Implications for the aggregated distribution of forest trees.
Some unusual words played today include: KEX (a dry, hollow stalk), JAWAN (a soldier of India), AGOUTI (a burrowing rodent) and YAFF (to bark).
In this instance, there are studies on agouti mice that have a particular gene (the agouti gene), which makes the rodents ravenous and yellow--and also prone to cancer and diabetes.
The classic demonstration of epigenetic effects from diet comes from the agouti mouse, in which the coat color and health of offspring mice are dependent on maternal dietary methyl supplementation.
They concluded that the cysts in the agouti resembled the general structure of E.
In its grounds - the Soberania National Park - lizards scuttled noisily through the grass; agouti (like giant rats on springs) bounded up from behind bushes; frogs croaked incessantly in a highpitched trigger.
Tobago is home to weird and wonderful species such as the shy agouti (a larger cousin of the guinea pig), the cocrico (the vocal national bird) and even boa constrictors.
As a scatter-hoarder, the agouti is both a seed predator and disperser: It eats only a share of the seeds at once, burying the rest for later.
Des Agouti, premier douar a traverser dans la vallee, la vie est la: une grande concentration de maisons des deux cotes de la route, aucune d'elles n'est semblable a une autre.