cotton rat

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Related to cotton rats: Sigmodon hispidus
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Noun1.cotton rat - destructive long-haired burrowing rat of southern North America and Central America
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
genus Sigmodon, Sigmodon - American cotton rats
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The SAM technology has already proven successful against various disease targets like HIV, RSV, CMV, and influenza, and in animal models including mice, cotton rats, ferrets, and non-human primates.
What do mosquitoes, hispid cotton rats, and Burmese pythons have in common?
Ferrets (Mustela putorius) and cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) are the primary animals used in vaccine development for infectious respiratory diseases such as influenza, RSV and hMPV.
Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a life-threatening infection that can be transmitted by deer mice, white-footed mice, cotton rats and rice rats have been confirmed in the majority of our 50 states.
2008) and in Oklahoma (Homcasde et al, 2005) deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus), hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus), western harvest mice (Reithrodontomys megabtis), and fulvous harvest mice (R.
Cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) and gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) were also very important foods.
8,12,13) Ravkov and co-investigators emphasized that the combination of the genetically diverse genome of the Black Creek Canal virus, the high seroprevalence of subclinical chronic infection in cotton rats, and the vast distribution range of the cotton rat in the Americas compared to the limited ranges of the deer mouse and the rice rat could pose a significant public health threat throughout the Americas (Figure 4).
Cotton Rats--Mean estimate of cotton rat density was 15.
Roofs and attics that have gaps and openings will end up hosting spiders and other pests such as cotton rats that can squeeze through them; these pests will then be able to spread throughout the rest of your living space from those entrance points.
Pathogenesis of human metapneumovirus lung infection in BALB/c mice and cotton rats.