Definition of Mesocricetus auratus
1. Noun. Small light-colored hamster often kept as a pet.
Generic synonyms: Hamster
Group relationships: Genus Mesocricetus, Mesocricetus
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Literary usage of Mesocricetus auratus
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1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Some anatomical characteristics of eight inbred strains of mesocricetus auratus auratus. J. Genet. 59:l-6. Hooper, MW, and FS Vogel. l976. ..."
2. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, Marguerite Knox, John D Baldeschwieler (1997)
"... M., Moore, T., et al., "Diazapam Exacerbates Conditioned Defeat in Hamsters (mesocricetus auratus)," Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, in press. ..."
3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Golden hamsters (mesocricetus auratus) were used. In this species, ovulation occurs every fourth day and is photoperiodically controlled. ..."
4. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"For LCMV, the primary and secondary reservoirs are the house mouse Mus musculus and hamster mesocricetus auratus (19,20). Natural infections also occur in ..."
5. Environmental Enrichment Information Resources for Laboratory Animals, 1965 by Cynthia Petrie Smith, Victoria Taylor, Animal Welfare Information Center (U.S.), Christine Nicol (1995)
"Play fighting versus serious fighting in golden hamsters (mesocricetus auratus). Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 31(6):503-506. ..."
6. Biological Rhythms: Implications for the Worker by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"... in the Golden Hamster (mesocricetus auratus) Measured With Two Different Techniques," Journal of Comparative Physiology and Psychology 85:20-28, 1973. ..."