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Fecal pellets from a commensal shrew (Suncus murinus) and a house gecko (Gekkonidae).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6520076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Examination of excreta pellets from commensal shrew (Suncus murinus) and tropical house geckos (Gekkonidae) showed several characteristics that were useful in distinguishing these pellets from those of commensal rodents. Commensal shrew pellets contained a large number of embedded insect fragments but no embedded hairs. Each shrew pellet was associated with a distinctive circular stain on the floor or container surface where it was found. Gecko pellets were composed entirely of tightly packed insect fragments with no intervening matrix. In contrast to both shrew and rodent pellets, there was no surface mucous coating. A small white body containing uric acid adhered to one end of each gecko pellet.
Authors:
A R Olsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal - Association of Official Analytical Chemists     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0004-5756     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Off Anal Chem     Publication Date:    1984 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-08     Completed Date:  1985-03-08     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505559     Medline TA:  J Assoc Off Anal Chem     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1035-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Feces / analysis*
Food Contamination*
Lizards*
Shrews*
Uric Acid / analysis
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
69-93-2/Uric Acid

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