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    • Fibre quality of South American camelids in Argentina: a review 

      Mueller, Joaquin Pablo; Rigalt, Francisco Antonio; Lamas, Hugo Eduardo; Sacchero, Diego Mariano; Cancino, Andrea Karina; Wurzinger, María (FAO, 2015)
      Argentina’s annual camelidfibre production is estimated at 60 000 kg for llama (Lama glama), somewhat more than 2 000 kg for gua-naco (Lama guanicoe) and about 845 kg for vicuña (Vicugna vicugna). The potential for increasing ...
    • Genetic diversity and conservation status of managed vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) populations in Argentina 

      Anello, M.; Daverio, Maria Silvana; Romero, Sandra Raquel; Rigalt, Francisco Antonio; Silbestro, M.B.; Vidal Rioja, Lidia; Di Rocco, Florencia (2016-02)
      The vicuña (Vicugna vicugna) was indiscriminately hunted for more than 400 years and, by the end of 1960s, it was seriously endangered. At that time, a captive breeding program was initiated in Argentina by the National ...
    • Genetic diversity of GH1 and LEP genes in Argentine llama [Lama glama] populations 

      Daverio, Maria Silvana; Lorenzo, Yanina; Rigalt, Francisco Antonio; Vidal Rioja, Lidia; Di Rocco, Florencia (2014)
      Compared to other domestic species, little is known about variability of genes related to energetic metabolism and growth in camelids. Here, we have analyzed leptin (LEP) and growth hormone (GH1) genes and characterized ...
    • Polymorphisms in MC1R and ASIP genes and their association with coat color phenotypes in llamas (Lama glama) 

      Daverio, Maria Silvana; Rigalt, Francisco Antonio; Romero, Sandra Raquel; Vidal Rioja, Lidia; Di Rocco, Florencia (2016-11)
      The melanocortin 1-receptor (MC1R) and the agouti signaling protein (ASIP) are the major genes controlling the type and location of pigments produced in mammals. In recent years, polymorphisms in these genes have been ...