Nile Grass

Nile Grass

 

(Acroceras macrum), a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Gramineae. The rhizome is creeping, and the stem is up to 1 m high and leafy. The blades of the leaves, which are linear-lanceolate and have an almost cordate base, are pale green and pointy. There is a panicled inflorescence. The spikelets are biflorous, elongated, and acuminate. Nile grass grows in tropical Africa. It is cultivated in some areas as a high-yield pasture and hay plant.

REFERENCE

Beliuchenko, I. S. Zlakovye kormovye rasteniia tropicheskogo poiasa, part 1. Moscow, 1969.
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The Michigan State University researchers studied the brains of Nile grass rats (which, like humans, are diurnal and sleep at night) after exposing them to dim and bright light for four weeks.
Nile grass rats were chosen as the test subjects for the research because they, like humans, are diurnal.
22822/full) a paper titled "Light modulates hippocampal function and spatial learning in a diurnal rodent species: A study using male nile grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus).
El trabajo que se presenta aqui se centra en la regulacion diferencial que ejerce el sistema nervioso central sobre ritmos circadianos en una especie diurna, Arvicanthis niloticus, o rata Nile grass y una especie nocturna, Rattus norvegicus, o rata de laboratorio.
Palabras clave: Orexina, rata Nile grass, ciclo sueno-vigilia, ritmo circadiano animal, diferencias entre especies.