According to the rodent identification key described by [15, 16, 17] and , the two species captured belong to the Muridae family which are Psammomys obesus
and Meriones shawi (Tab 3).
(sand rat): Nutritionally induced NIDDM-like syndrome on a thrifty gene background.
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).
Physical exercise prevents the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Psammomys obesus
. American Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.
, an animal model of type 2 diabetes.
Other desert mammals may also obtain enough water from their food; among these mammals are the sand rat (Psammomys obesus
), which feeds on succulent plants, the North American pack-rats (Neotoma), ground squirrels (Spermophilus [= Citellus]), which feed on the juicy fruits of the prickly pear (Opuntia), and the American grasshopper mice (Onchomys), whose insectivorous diet covers all their water requirements.
Kam and Degen (1988) estimated that adult fat sand rats (Psammomys obesus
) required 242.3 mg [kg.sup.-0.75] [day.sup.-1] of nitrogen to maintain positive nitrogen balance.
A similar behavior was reported for the Old World desert rodent Psammomys obesus
feeding on A.
Fine structure and behaviour of a pericentric inversion in the sand rat, Psammomys obesus
. Journal of Cell Science 50:105-119.
Kaiser, "Hyperglycemia-induced [beta]-cell apoptosis in pancreatic islets of Psammomys obesus
during development of diabetes," Diabetes, vol.
Quantitative histologic studies of the gonads of sand rats (Psammomys obesus
) during the development of diabetes mellitus.
The effect of vegetation cover on vigilance and foraging tactics in the fat sand rat, Psammomys obesus
A high calorie diet induces type 2 diabetes in the desert sand rat (Psammomys obesus
Nigella sativa seeds decrease total serum lipids and body weight in Psammomys obesus
sand rats (Labhal et al.
Detection and genotypic differentiation of Bartonella species infecting a Tunisian Psammomys obesus