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Somatic Mutation in the Polynesian Rat (Rattus Exulans) at Enewetak Nuclear Test Site

  • Manfred Temme

Abstract

Palatal ridge patterns in about 530 mammal species have been described and depicted by Eisentraut (1976). The intermolar configurations of the palatal ridges in the genus Rattus have been used as an epigenetic marker to describe variation of distinctiveness within and among rodent populations using a nonmetrical statistic (Temme and Jackson, 1978). Diastemal or antemolar ridge patterns have not yet been the subject of an extensive comparative population study.

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Nuclear Weapon Testing Ridge Pattern High Radiation Level Photographic Survey Nuclear Test Site 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Temme
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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