Ancient and modern steps during the domestication of guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus L.)

@inproceedings{Spotorno2006AncientAM,
  title={Ancient and modern steps during the domestication of guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus L.)},
  author={Angel E. Spotorno and Juan Mar{\'i}n and Germ{\'a}n Manr{\'i}quez and John Pablo Valladares and Enrique Rico and C. Rivas},
  year={2006}
}
To test whether there are differences between living lineages of domestic guinea pigs Cavia porcellus, we studied 118 specimens from six breeds collected along six Andean countries as well as 15 from the wild cavy species (Cavia tschudii). The mean weight and body length of 15 adult wild cavies (295±31 g, 242±8.3 mm) were significantly smaller than 25 creole guinea pigs from Bolivia and Chile (639±157 g, 287±23.7 mm, respectively). Eighteen laboratory/pet guinea pigs (including the English… CONTINUE READING

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