Variation range and “limits of the norm” of relative spleen weight in small mammals from natural populations
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- Ekimov, E.V., Borisov, A.N. & Shishikin, A.S. Russ J Ecol (2012) 43: 250. doi:10.1134/S1067413612030071
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Variation in the relative spleen weight was studied in three small rodent species of two genera, Microtus and Myodes. Its range was found to reach 80–94/%.. Regression equations for the upper and lower limits of normal spleen weight were calculated, and its values were shown to lie between 2.0 and 2.0–5.0‰.