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 Rat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most well-known species are the Black Rat Rattus rattus, and the Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus.
These are of the species Rattus norvegicus, which originated in the grasslands of China and spread to Europe and eventually, in 1775, to the New World.
The Black Plague is traditionally believed to have been caused by the micro-organism Yersinia pestis, carried by the rat flea Xenopsilia cheopis which preyed on Rattus rattus living in European cities of the day; it is notable that these rats were also victims themselves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rat   (1112 words)

 rotter - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about rotter
The genus Rattus in the family Muridae includes the rats found in human housing.
rattus, responsible for the plague, is smaller than the brown rat, but has larger ears and a longer, more pointed snout.
The pack rat or wood rat, genus Neotoma, is common throughout North America and there are seven different species.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /rotter   (336 words)

 issg Database: Similar Species to Rattus norvegicus
Rattus norvegicus burrows extensively, nests underground and is a strong swimmer.
Rattus rattus is lighter and has a shorter maximum head-body length (excluding tail) than Rattus norvegicus.
Rattus rattus is a very agile and frequent climber; rarely burrows, nests mainly in trees and shrubs and is an infrequent swimmer.
www.issg.org /database/species/SimilarSpecies.asp?si=159&fr=1&sts=   (313 words)

 The genus Rattus
Wherever possible, adult females should be used for identification, with adult males and subadults referred by careful comparison with adults.
Several of the pest Rattus species display significant individual and/or geographic variation and this causes difficulties in the construction of a key.
Easily distinguished from Rattus norvegicus on colour of belly fur (plain gray in norvegicus) and more delicate character of hands and feet.
www.knowledgebank.irri.org /IPM/key4id/The_genus_Rattus.htm   (252 words)

 Grain storage techniques ... - Rodent control - Rodent species of post-   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Of these, three species are found throughout the world: the house mouse (Mus musculus), the house or roof rat (Rattus rattus) and the brown rat (R. norvegicus).
There are many subspecies and forms of R. rattus and, because of this, it is difficult to give a definitive description of it.
rattus R. exulans, and the house mice are very good climbers, R. norvegicus less so and the bandicoot rats almost not at all.
www.fao.org /docrep/T1838E/T1838E1k.htm   (2977 words)

 Animal House : rat info
The 2 communities seem to alternately be dominant in an environment ; for example in Switzerland where Rattus rattus rattus have reappeared after having been expelled by R.
The norway rat (labs rat) is an albinos mutation of Rattus norvegicus.
It's an important part of the rat's activity : rats clean their ears, feet and nose to regulate their corporal temperature with saliva, and they clean their fur to coat it with a pheromone (which is produced by nostrils glands) that works on social sexual excitation (increasing the attention of the other rats).
perso.dixinet.com /animaux-infos/erat.html   (809 words)

 ADW: Rattus norvegicus: Information
Rattus norvegicus is a rather large member of the mouse family.
Rattus norvegicus is preyed on by any number of carnivorous mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Rattus norvegicus is one of the most studied animals in science.
animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu /site/accounts/information/Rattus_norvegicus.html   (1512 words)

 issg Database: Ecology of Rattus rattus
Synonyms: Mus alexandrinus Geoffroy, 1803, Mus novaezelandiae Buller, 1870, Mus rattus Linnaeus, 1758, Musculus frugivorus Rafinesque, 1814
On the basis of colour variation in rats on Ponape and Koror Islands, described by Johnson (1962) as Rattus rattus mansorius, we suspect that these rats may be the Asian form of R.
Rattus rattus can be eradicated from small areas or seasonally controlled using proprietary rat poison products in an appropriate manner.
www.issg.org /database/species/ecology.asp?si=19&fr=1&sts=   (846 words)

 Introduction to the Rat Race: a guide to the care of companion rats, including the ship rat (Rattus rattus)
Rattus rattus is variously known as the Ship, Black, Roof, House, Alexandrine or Old English Rat, and Rattus norvegicus as the Norway, Brown, Field or Sewer Rat: and both are known as the Common Rat.
This is the normal pet and laboratory rat: the domesticated form of the Brown, Common or Norway Rat Rattus norvegicus.
Probably the most attractive and easiest to care for of all cage-pets [strictly speaking the easiest and most attractive of all are female mice: but male mice are smelly and quarrelsome!].
members.madasafish.com /~cj_whitehound/Rats_Nest/Introduction.htm   (854 words)

 Rattus nativitatis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rattus nativitatis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
It had a short tail and its back was covered in a two centimetre thick layer of fat.
It may have succumbed to a disease brought by introduced fl rats.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ra/rattus_nativitatis.htm   (70 words)

 Hello Sailor (ship rat intro. page)
The name "Ship Rat" is a little misleading, since Rattus norvegicus also frequently travel by ship: but Rattus rattus are better suited to it, especially in the days of wooden ships, sparse provisions and long voyages, as they require very little food and water.
In the days when sailors slept in open hammocks, ship rats were notorious for creeping up on them in the night and attempting to unscrew their toenails (the smell of human feet sends their grooming behaviour into overdrive).
C, most of the traditional European idea of the ferocious rat is based on Rattus rattus, not on poor little fubsy inoffensive Rattus norvegicus.
members.madasafish.com /~cj_whitehound/Rats_Nest/Ship_Rats/Menu.htm   (1392 words)

 Can Norway rats and roof rats interbreed?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) and roof rats (Rattus rattus, also called fl rats, ship rats) are different species.
rattus which produced offspring, all of which were born alive but died shortly after birth.
Rats: Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) and roof rat (Rattus rattus) matings are usually unsuccessful, but on a few occasions live offspring have been produced which died shortly after birth.
www.ratbehavior.org /Hybridization.htm   (2459 words)

 Rat Tails - Rats often develop symbiotic relationships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rattus Rattus used to come up and steal the food.
LJB fell off of the cage once and I'm not sure how long he'd been gone, but when we got home, Rattus Rattus was hanging out on top of the cage, nose and body extended staring out at the front corner of the room.
We closed the door, Rattus Rattus was now hanging off the other corner of the cage staring out at the back corner of the room.
ratballs.com /RatTails/Tails046.html   (489 words)

 "Rattus: probably the most powerful ratprogram in the World !"
Since I don't maintain Rattus database any more - no more new data will inserted.
You want to know what the color of the off-spring will be if you mate two rats in colour X and Y
This page has been sent to you by 100% recycled electrons and they have done their job 34 845 times.
www.idt.mdh.se /fsk/rats/rattus   (185 words)

 Characterization of the Arginine Deiminase Operon of Streptococcus rattus FA-1 -- Griswold et al. 70 (3): 1321 -- ...
Characterization of the Arginine Deiminase Operon of Streptococcus rattus FA-1 -- Griswold et al.
Characterization of the Arginine Deiminase Operon of Streptococcus rattus FA-1
rattus is a member of the mutans group of streptococci and
aem.asm.org /cgi/content/full/70/3/1321   (3540 words)

 Black rat - Rattus rattus - ARKive
Also known as the ship rat, the fl rat was introduced to Britain with the Romans.
Generally smaller than the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus), the fl rat is typically a uniform fl to tawny brown colour, with lighter underparts.
The tail, which is longer than the head and body, is hairless, and is used for balance.
www.arkive.org /species/ARK/mammals/Rattus_rattus   (67 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Music: Rattus Norvegicus [IV]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The songs on Rattus are suprisingly poppy, they have aged well.
What marked them out was the brilliance with which they harnessed this to strongly melodic songs, technically innovative playing (check out the keyboards on Down in the Sewer), and a gift for striking phrases delivered in Hugh Cornwell's sneering drawl (need anyone ask why they used the word 'charabanc' in Peaches?).
In Rattus Norvegicus, they achieved the perfect synthesis of violent, chauvinistic politically-incorrect ugliness with melody and musicianship, leaving listeners captivated but uncomfortable for decades to come.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005MAG8   (626 words)

 McGraw-Hill AccessScience: Research Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The HGP initially adopted five model organisms to have their DNA sequenced: the bacterium Escherichia coli, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster, and the laboratory mouse Mus musculus.
Subsequently, the HGP supported the sequencing of additional organisms, including the rat Rattus norvegicus, the roundworm Caenorhabditis briggsae, and the fruitfly Drosophila pseudoobscura.
In December 2002, a study comparing the human genome sequence with the mouse genome sequence found that 99% of human genes have a counterpart in mice, even though the two mammals diverged from a common ancestor more than 75 million years ago.
www.accessscience.com /Samples/ResearchUpdate   (2505 words)

 Rattus rattus Audio
Welcome to the official Rattus rattus Audio website.
We are an affordable project recording studio located in the Midway/Hamline area of St. Paul.
Rattus rattus Audio is the ideal recording studio for the up and coming developing artist.
www.rattusrattusaudio.com   (64 words)

 Rat Defence Agency - Rats Have Rights!
This is where the campaign against media mis-representation of the much maligned Rat begins!
Rattus Rattus, Rattus Norvegicus, Ship Rat, Brown Rat, Roof Rat.
There are many names for this humble, scuffly, adaptable little furry beastie.And there are many people ready to defame, libel and generally bad-mouth the racy ragamuffin rodent.
www.chakramike.clara.co.uk   (78 words)

 Black Rats - Rattus rattus
The fl rat (Rattus rattus) is the closest relative to the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) who we know as our fancy rats.
As you can see the tail of the fl rat is significantly longer than the one of the brown rat.
Claire Jordan have a page about Rattus rattus that contains more information.
www.algonet.se /~rsm/r8/rattuse.html   (278 words)

 Rattus Rattus
Short description/annotation: Rattus Rattus combines Peter Rose’s latest poetry with almost 100 poems from his first three collections, which have made him one of the most individual voices in Australian poetry.
His voice, in the new poems that open Rattus Rattus, evinces a new opennness and intimacy, while still encapsulating in individual and arresting forms the tenuousness of things, the fragility of bonds, and metaphysical estrangement.
Elsewhere, in the best-selling memoir Rose Boys, Peter Rose has written about family and the difficulties that afflicted one celebrated Australian family, so it will be fascinating for readers unfamiliar with his poetry to encounter the memoirist in a different guise.
www.saltpublishing.com /books/smp/1844710696.htm   (522 words)

 Major Historical Events [encyclopedia]
Most scientists believe that the Black Death was an outbreak of bubonic plague, a dreaded disease that has spread in pandemic form several times through history.
The plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis which is spread by fleas with the help of animals like the fl rat Rattus rattus) -what we would call today the sewer rat.
Sometimes, the term "Black Death" is used for all outbreaks of plague and epidemics.
artzia.com /History/Events   (387 words)

NM_017206 taurinebetaalanine transporter [Rattus norvegicus]gi400635spP31643S6A6_RAT Sodium and chloridedependent taurine transportergi2119582pirI57939 taurine transporter ratgi207542gbAAA42304.1
NM_053818 glycine transporter 1 [Rattus norvegicus]gi128615spP28572S6A9_RAT Sodium and chloridedependent glycine transporter 1 GlyT1 GlyT1gi2119584pirI58140 glycine transporter ratgi204432gbAAA41256.1
Y11024 serotonin transporter [Rattus norvegicus]gi228364prf1803245A neurotransmitter transporter NTT [Rattus norvegicus]
eyesite.cryst.bbk.ac.uk /family77   (2754 words)

 E4N Articles: Introductory Information
Norway’s close cousin is the Asian Black rat, The Ship Rat, or Roof Rat: Rattus rattus.
Rattus got to Europe as ship stowaways where they got involved in that plague thing.
Norway rats are subterranean animals that, in the wild, dig their homes underground often at the
members.aol.com /juliesrats/intro.html   (2636 words)

 Mauritian Kestrel - Crécerelle - Falco punctatus
Mauritius falscons are an important part of the food chain because they are both predators and prey on this small island.
Their main predators include fl rats (Rattus rattus), mongooses (Herpestes auropuncatatus), feral cats (Felis catus) and monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), all of which are introduced species on Mauritius.
Perhaps this species and its unique success story will instill hope and inspire other governments and organizations to support programs that save endangered species.
www.birds.mu /Endemic/Kestrel.htm   (683 words)

 GPCRDB GPCR entries
CLTR1_RAT (Q924T8) Cysltr1 Cysteinyl leukotriene Rattus norvegicus (Rat)
CLTR2_RAT (Q924T9) Cysltr2 Cysteinyl leukotriene Rattus norvegicus (Rat)
CRFR1_RAT (P35353) Crhr1 Corticotropin releasing factor Rattus norvegicus (Rat)
www.gpcr.org /7tm/htmls/entries.html   (4299 words)

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