house mouse

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brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide


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First, introduced rodents such as the house mouse and ship rat can have negative effects on native organisms such as Opuntia sp.
First occurrence of the house mouse (Mus Musculus Domesticus Schwarz & Schwarz, 1943) in the western Mediterranean: a zooarchaeological revision of subfossil occurrences.
By contrast, the house mouse is often abundant when there is much ground cover between the rows of crops, especially of yellow foxtail (Setaria lutescens).
Significantly more individuals of the western harvest mouse and the house mouse were captured in Museum Specials than Sherman live traps.
They include the horse, the aurochs and domestic cattle, European fallow deer, the lynx, the brown bear, the house mouse, extinct birds, land and freshwater molluscs, and insects.
Other creatures in the top 20 include the rat, house mouse and mink, along with plants such as the rhododendron and giant hogweed.
The increase in house mouse infestations is attributed to a few factors, according to biologists and rodent control experts: normal cyclical highs and lows in mouse populations, a wet spring that produced a bumper crop of acorns and other seeds, and human encroachment on rodent habitat through building and road work.
It is the mental equivalent of a house mouse, scurrying here and there in a constant high-energy search for whoknows-what.
Three types of rats are commonly found here - the house mouse, Norway rat and roof rat.
As a 'semi-retired' professor with the University of British Columbia, Krebs spends six months of each year as a visiting fellow at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems in Canberra, where he works with the rodent ecology group studying the control of house mouse outbreaks in southeastern Australia and rice-field rats in South-East Asia.
Holland and his colleagues named human mammary tumor virus (HMTV) several years ago has been shown to be 95% genetically identical to the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV), which is highly prevalent in Mas domesticus, the common house mouse that has lived closely with humans since the dawn of agriculture.
The virus is not spread by the common house mouse, experts say.
House Mouse - which George first dreamed up eight years ago but has only recently developed - even has the celebrity backing of music guru John McLaughlin.
Breast incidence highest in the range of one species of house mouse, Mus domesticus.