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Evolution

Andrew N. Iwaniuk

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter discusses the evolution of the laboratory rat from the origins of rodents in general to the speciation of the genus Rattus. It provides a summary of the evolutionary events leading to R. ... More


Brown rats on farmland: ecological citizens or subsidized carpet-baggers?

David W. Macdonald, Manuel Berdoy, and Joanne P. Webster

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 2: Conflict in the countryside

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745501
eISBN:
9780191821776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745501.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Considering the enormous literature on their laboratory cousins, and their importance as pests, there is a remarkable dearth of studies of wild brown rats, Rattus norvegicus. This chapter provides an ... More


Ecology

S. Anthony Barnett

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

The “Norway rat” (Rattus norvegicus), known also as the “brown rat” is rivaled as a pest only by the house mouse (Mus domesticus vel musculus) and the “ship” or “black” rat (Rattus rattus). R. ... More


Infancy

Jeffrey R. Alberts

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0025
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter presents brief overviews of the growth of the Norway rat pup and differentiation of behavioral systems. There follows a kind of “ethogram” of early postnatal behavior in Rattus ... More


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