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Noun1.Spalax - type genus of the SpalacidaeSpalax - type genus of the Spalacidae  
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
mole rat - furry short-limbed tailless rodent resembling a true mole in habits and appearance; of eastern Europe and Middle East
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The genome of the blind mole-rat, Spalax galili, contains more than 22,000 genes, the team reports June 3 in Nature Communications.
The new study demonstrated just how cancer-resistant Spalax are, and suggests that the adaptations that help these rodents survive in low-oxygen environments also play a role in their longevity and cancer resistance.
Incisor adaptation to fossorial life in the blind mole-rat, Spalax ehrenbergi.