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ISSN: 2637-4676

Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4676)

Population Density of the White Bellied Rat, Rattus Rattus Frugivorus in El-Kawther City, Sohag Governorate, Egypt

Volume 4 - Issue 2

Abd El Aleem*, SS Desoky, Ahmed and A Sallam Wael Abd Elbasser M Radwan

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    • Plant protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Sohag University, Egypt

    *Corresponding author: Abd El Aleem, Plant protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Sohag University, Egypt

Received: August 23, 2018;   Published: August 31, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2018.04.000182

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The objective of the study is to study the population density of the white bellied rat Rattus rattus frugivorus at the Experimental Station of the Faculty of Agriculture, Sohag University in El-Kawther city, Sohag Governorate, Egypt for 2014-2016 years. The results were showed that the population density of white bellied rat, R.r. frugivorus increases in summer and decreases in winter. It is clear that the sexual ratio decreases in winter, where males are more than females and are active in spring and summer. It was also found that adult males are increasing in the spring and summer seasons, while in females they increase in winter.

Keywords: Experimental Station; dominant species; rodent management programs; white bellied rat

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