The manipulation of a single gene is enough to cure the wandering eye of a meadow vole.
Their study was conducted in the prairie vole, a small rodent that mates for life.
Well, in a type of rodent called a vole, one thing that controls mate bonding is a brain chemical called vasopressin.
Repeat the procedure each time a new mound or vole hole appears on the property.
Mice might turn up their noses at alcohol, but not the prairie vole.
It turns out that in this case one of the best guides to both levels of explanation is the vole.
Often, if you don't control the vole population, there may be little you can do about it.
Pine vole populations were estimated by the apple sign test and standard trapping procedures.
All but the rock vole are listed as species of special concern.
British Dictionary definitions for vole
any of numerous small rodents of the genus Microtus and related genera, mostly of Eurasia and North America and having a stocky body, short tail, and inconspicuous ears: family CricetidaeSee also water vole
C19: short for volemouse, from Old Norse vollr field + musmouse; related to Icelandic vollarmus
(in some card games, such as écarté) the taking of all the tricks in a deal, thus scoring extra points
C17: from French, from voler to fly, from Latin volāre
1805, volemouse, literally "field-mouse," with first element probably from Old Norse völlr "field," from Proto-Germanic *walthuz (cf. Icelandic völlr, Swedish vall "field," Old English weald; see wold).