sand rat

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Related to sand rat: Psammomys obesus
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Synonyms for sand rat

small nearly naked African mole rat of desert areas

southern European gerbil

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Adaptation of the small intestine in desert-dwelling animals: morphology, ultrastructure and electrolyte transport in the jejunum of rabbits, rats, gerbils and sand rats.
Lipha will collaborate to develop pharmaceuticals for the treatment of obesity based on the gene discoveries from the Israeli sand rat model.
Fat sand rats live in undergound burrows in the deserts of Israel and other countries in the Middle East.
The genotypes in group F were isolated from 6 animal species: large Egyptian gerbils, fat-tailed gerbils, fat sand rats (Psammomys obesus), lesser Egyptian jerboas, greater Egyptian jerboas, and bushy-tailed jirds; those in genogroup G were isolated from a bushy-tailed jird and a large Egyptian gerbil (Figure).
Quantitative histologic studies of the gonads of sand rats (Psammomys obesus) during the development of diabetes mellitus.
Concurrently, in a series of animal models, normal, streptozotocin (STZ) diabetic and sand rats were used in the inverted sac model to determine the mechanism through which OLE affected starch digestion and absorption.
oleaster leaves in hypercholesterolemic insulinresistant sand rats.
First place for the family division was Gilger's team, followed by the Atlantic Pacific Misfits taking second and the Sand Rats in third.