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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Last spring, Crystal reported using an altered cold virus to insert a healthy human CFTR gene into the lung cells of three cotton rats (SN: 3/2/91, p.
DISCUSSION--If bobcats were consuming prey according to availability, the order of consumption based on density would be kangaroo rats, packrats, pocket mice, jackrabbits, cotton rats, and rabbits.
Preclinical studies of Novavax's vaccine candidate to prevent RSV infection were conducted in cotton rats, a well-accepted animal model of RSV infection and disease.
Densities of cotton rats did not vary predictably with cover provided by King Ranch bluestem (P [greater than or equal to] 0.
Three variables discriminated between the microhabitat surrounding traps that captured cotton rats and traps that captured white-footed mice: number of stems of black berries (Rubus spp.
Crystal's team used a partially disabled adenovirus -- a type of virus that easily infects lung tissues -- to carry the therapeutic gene into cells lining the lungs of three cotton rats.
Cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) represented the most important winter prey by number (36%) and biomass (80%).
Kidney samples from the 3 antibody-positive Mexican deer mice, Mexican deer mouse TK93314 (15) and 8 other antibody-negative Mexican deer mice, 18 southern pygmy mice (Baiomys musculus), and 11 Jaliscan cotton rats (Sigmodon mascotensis) were tested for arenavirus by cultivation in monolayers of Vero E6 cells (16).
In the paper entitled "A Recombinant Sialidase Fusion Protein Effectively Inhibits Human Parainfluenza Viral Infection In Vitro and In Vivo" studies were conducted using DAS181 with HPIV1, HPIV2 and HPIV3 strains, both in cell-based systems and in cotton rats.
Hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) and rice rats (Oryzomys palustris) were dominant prey items, and their rank-order importance in owl diet was independent of seasonal fluctuations in abundance in the field.
eremicus) became isolated from populations of hispid cotton rats in eastern Arizona (S.