Monodelphis

Monodelphis

 

(short bare-tailed opossum), a genus of mammals of the family Didelphidae. The body measures 8–16 cm in length, and the tail 4–8 cm. The tail is hairless. The short, thick fur varies in color from gray to dark brown or black; many individuals have dark stripes on the back. The pouch is absent. There are ten species of Monodelphis, which are distributed from northern Argentina to northern Peru and Brazil. Members of the genus are forest terrestrial animals, but.some settle in human dwellings. The animals are omnivorous. They breed throughout the year, bearing litters of eight to 14 young.

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We have characterized the Duffy gene in humans (Homo sapiens) and eight other mammalian taxa (Pan troglodytes-chimpanzee, Macaca mulattarhesus monkey, Pongo pygmaeus- orangutan, Rattus norvegicus-brown rat, Mus musculus--mouse, Monodelphis domestica--opposum, Bos taurus--cow and Canis familiaris--dog) in detail and herewith present different analyses and infer phylogenetic positions of taxa in this gene.
Development of walking, swimming and neuronal connections after complete spinal cord transection in the neonatal opossum, Monodelphis domestica.
Susceptibility of small laboratory animals of various ages to fatal Thottapalayam virus meningoencephalitis * Age at Host species injection, Illness Mortality d onset, d rate, % Mus musculus 1 7 100 5 7 100 10 6 88 14 6 94 21 8 67 Meriones unguiculatus 1 9 100 5 11 100 11 7 80 16 14 100 Peromyscus maniculatus 4 11 100 Monodelphis domestica 30 -- 0 * Animals of various ages were injected intracerebrally with 6,000 PFU of Thottapalayam virus strain VRC-66412 and examined daily for neurologic signs and death.
Effects of lead exposure on spatial learning and running speed in the short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis doemstica (Didelphidae).
Ultraviolet radiation A-induced precursors of cutaneous melanoma in monodelphis domestica.
In addition to the North American, or Virginia, opossum, they are taking great interest in a smaller South American cousin called Monodelphis, the gray short-tailed opossum.
6 (a) Env, environments; TN, trapping nights; C, captures; E, efficiency; NW, natural woods; RB, road borders; PD, peridomestic; WE, wetlands; BB, brook borders; AG, agroecosystems; SH, shrublands; AW, artificial woods; T, totals; Sp%, species %; Mid, Monodelphis dimidiate; Of, Oligoryzomys flavescens; Od, O.