Multimammate mice

Multimammate mice

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Murinae
Genus : Mastomys

 

Facts about the genus Mastomys, the multimammate mice

Mastomys is a rodent with a high incidence of spontaneous carcinoids in the acid-producing part of the stomach.

The african multimammate mouse (Mastomys) is susceptible to both parvoviruses H-1 and MVMp.

The genus Mastomys is well represented in southern Africa, especially by the ubiquitous multimammate mice, Mastomys coucha (Smith, 1836) and M.

THE AFRICAN RODENT Mastomys is genetically susceptible to spontaneous gastric carcinoid (ECLoma) development and, (Full text)

In comparing neoplastic lesions of Mastomys with those generally found in mice and rats, Mastomys is more or less unique with respect to the development of lymphoepithelial thymomas (40%), parathyroid adenomas (11%), prostatic adenocarcinomas (5%), and gastric carcinoids (4%) and the absence of brain, lung, and mammary tumors. (Full text)

The mastomys is a small laboratory rodent that is native to Africa. (Full text)

These multimammate mice are documented carriers of serious disease vectors causing Lassa fever, plague and encephalomyocarditis, which coupled to their cohabitation with humans in many areas, could pose a significant health risk. (Full text)

Mastomys is a feral rat that competes with Rattus rattus for location in human residences in much of sub-Saharan Africa. (Full text)

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