Monday, 15 October 2012

Education: What Do You call a Rat?

When ever you read a paper on EAE, you often see it is done in rodents and you see murine experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, when people are talking about work in mouse EAE. Now this descriptor for mouse is common, what do you call a rat? So if 
Cow is Bovine
Sheep is Ovine (Some people cannot tell the difference between bovine and ovine-it's all in a "b"- but that's another story)
Goat is Caprine
What is Rat....Ratine?

Answer Tomorrow

Don't give a monkey's..... is not an acceptable answer.