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Descriptor English:   Mole Rats 
Descriptor Spanish:   Ratas Topo 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Ratos-Toupeira 
Synonyms English:   Cryptomys
Mole Rat
Rat, Mole
Rats, Mole  
Tree Number:   B01.050.150.900.649.313.992.600
Definition English:   Any of several burrowing rodents of the families MURIDAE and Bathyergidae, found in eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. They have short limbs, small eyes with permanently closed lids, and no tail. Three genera SPALAX (Muridae), Heterocephalus (Bathyergidae) and Cryptomys (Bathyergidae) are used frequently as experimental animals in biomedical research. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed) 
Indexing Annotation English:   NIM when experimental animal
History Note English:   98 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification EM embryology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PH physiology
PX psychology SU surgery
UR urine VI virology
Record Number:   33282 
Unique Identifier:   D019577 

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