x-monosomy in the indian black rat.the south indian black rat, rattus r. rufescens (gray) has a diploid number of 38 chromosomes. a random sample from hinakal (mysore, s.w. india) revealed the presence of rats with aneuploid chromosome numbers, viz. 2n = 37, 39, 40, and 42. the 37-chromosome individual was a female and possessed the xo constitution. the diploid numbers higher than 38 were due to the presence of supernumerary (b) chromosomes. the origin and consequences of the xo condition in rattus r. rufescens and other mammals ...1977874306
endophenotype of mysore (south india) population of the black rat (rattus rattus l.). 19724654228
reservoir hosts of leptospira inadai in india.isolation of leptospira from the kidneys of rattus rattus wroughtoni hinton, rattus rattus rufescens, bandicota bengalensis and bandicota indica was attempted in bangalore in southern india. in total, 296 spirochaetes were isolated from 1,348 kidney cultures (an isolation rate of 22%). a batch of fifty-six isolates from india was identified, based on serological and polymerase chain reaction analysis, of which twenty-three isolates were identified as l. inadai by the world health organization/fo ...200011107622
detection of enzootic plague foci in peninsular india.a continuous serological and bacteriological surveillance in rodents was carried out in peninsular india i.e. andhra pradesh, karnataka and tamil nadu to detect the role of different species of rodents in the maintenance of active enzootic plague foci. live rodents were collected from wild and ruderal/peri-domestic situations by digging and trapping for sera and organ samples. during 1989 to 2007 serological evidence of plague was detected in different species of rodents in peninsular india. pla ...201123781629
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