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Capra hircus

Wild Goat, Bezoar, Feral Goat, Domestic Goat

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Containing group: Capra

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Mannen, H., Y. Nagata and S. Tsujii. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA reveal that domestic goat (C. hircus) are genetically affected by two subspecies of bezoar (C. aegagrus). Biochem. Genet. 39:145–154.

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Parma, P., M. Feligini, G. Greeppi, and G. Enne. 2003. The complete nucleotide sequence of goat (Capra hircus) mitochondrial genome. Goat mitochondrial genome. DNA Seq. 14(3):199–203.

Pereira, F., L. Pereira, B. Van Asch, D. Bradley, and A. Amorim. 2005. The mtDNA catalogue of all Portuguese autochthonous goat (Capra hircus) breeds: high diversity of female lineages at the western fringe of European distribution. Molecular Ecology 14:2313–2318.

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Takada, T., Y. Kikkawa, H. Yonekawa, S. Kawakami and T. Amano. 1997. Bezoar (C. aegagrus) is a matriarchal candidate for ancestor of domestic goat (C. hircus): evidence from the mitochondrial DNA diversity. Biochem. Genet. 35:315–326.

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Scientific Name Capra hircus
Creator Photograph by Scott Bauer
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Collection Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery
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