Diagnostic Cytochrome b gene profiles for the identification of paca (Cuniculus paca) bushmeat: implications for the monitoring of illegal hunting and wildlife trade

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Silva-Neto,A. A.; Ferreira,P. B.; Torres,R. A.; Texeira,R. H. F.; Duarte,J. M. B.; Barbosa,A. C.; Vargas,R. C.; Garcia,J. E.;
  • Publisher: Instituto Internacional de Ecologia
  • Journal: Brazilian Journal of Biology (issn: 1678-4375)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1590/1519-6984.10814
  • Subject: wild rodent | forensic science | Botany | QL1-991 | QH301-705.5 | Q | Science | QK1-989 | molecular markers | Biology (General) | Zoology | Cytochrome b
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | endocrine system diseases

Abstract Paca (Cuniculus paca Linnaeus, 1766) is the second largest rodent found in Brazil. The quality of the meat and a long tradition of hunting have contributed to the decline of the natural populations of this species. Hunting of paca is strictly prohibited in Braz... View more