• Rabbits - their domestication and molecular genetics of hair coat development and quality

    8 days ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    The European rabbit is the only representative of its genus living in present‐day Europe and North Africa, and all domestic rabbits are descendants of this one species, which is native to the Iberian Peninsula. There are over 300 breeds of rabbits that differ in size, coat color, length of ears and type of fur. Rabbits are bred for various reasons, such as for laboratory animals and a source of meat, wool and fur, as well as for pets and exhibition animals. The hair coat is a important economic trait of rabbits. Its development and quality are influenced by various factors, both...
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