publication . Newsletter . Part of book or chapter of book . 1994

The Guinea Pig, Cavia porcellus

Denise Noonan;
  • Published: 01 Sep 1994
The genetics of the domestic guinea pig, Cavia porcellus, is not being pursued so ardently (at this time) as that of other laboratory rodents but, notwithstanding, an impressive amount of material has accumulated. The majority of mutant genes which have been investigated are those for coat color or type. However, a number of interesting pathological conditions have been described, several of which have been carefully examined. Reviews of special aspects of guinea-pig genetics are those of Wright (1927, 1960a, 1963) who has, himself, been responsible for much of the research. Only key references to the extensive literature can be given. In particular, many report...
free text keywords: Dominance (genetics), Coat, Guinea pig, Genetics, Mutant, Biology, Cavia, biology.organism_classification, Gene
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