Cotton rats


Characteristics / Husbandry

  • Coat: color combination varies; gray, brown, black
  • Litter average: 5.5
  • New World rodent: Sigmodon hispidus
  • Susceptible to a wide range of human infectious disease agents
Research Use & Related Publications
Adenoviral vector-based gene therapy
Infectious disease pathogenesis: Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Herpes Simplex, Parainfluenza Type 3, Polio, Measles, Monkeypox
Human metapneumovirus
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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Sigmondon hispidus (Cotton Rat) is a New World rodent that was developed by the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, and Virion Systems, Inc. In 1996, Harlan obtained a breeding nucleus from Virion Systems, Inc. Harlan became Envigo in 2015.

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