Agouti refers to a number of species of rodents as well as a number of genes affecting coat coloration in several different animals.

*When referring to a rodent, agouti can mean:
** The common agoutis (genus "Dasyprocta") are those popularly called agoutis.
** Acouchies (genus "Myoprocta"), commonly called tailed agoutis.
** Pacas (genus "Cuniculus", which was formerly called "Agouti").
** Agouti is also a domestic variety of guinea pig.

* The agouti gene is one of the genes involved in fur patterns and shadings in animals.
* The agouti signalling peptide is a circulating hormone that acts as an antagonist at melanocortin receptors
* Agouti-related peptide

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См. также в других словарях:

  • agouti — [ aguti ] n. m. • 1758; agoutin 1556; var. acouti, acoutyXVII e; tupi guarani acouti ♦ Petit mammifère (rongeurs) des Antilles et de l Amérique du Sud, de la taille d un lièvre. ● agouti nom masculin (mot guarani) Petit rongeur d Amérique latine …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Agouti — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Pacas Rango fósil: Recent Agouti paca …   Wikipedia Español

  • Agouti — A*gou ti, Agouty A*gou ty ([.a]*g[=oo] t[i^]), n. [F. agouti, acouti, Sp. aguti, fr. native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A rodent of the genus {Dasyprocta}, about the size of a rabbit, peculiar to South America and the West Indies. The most common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agouti — agouti. См. агути. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • agouti — n. pl. agouties [ə go͞ot′ē] n. agoutis [Fr (? via Sp agutí) < Tupí Guaraní akutí] a rabbit sized, nocturnal rodent (family Dasyproctidae) with grizzled fur, found in tropical America: also sp. agouty n. agouties …   English World dictionary

  • Agouti —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir gène agouti.  Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme « Agouti » s applique en français à plusieurs taxons distincts …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Agouti — Wildfarbenes Kaninchen Schwarze Ratte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • agouti — Wildfarbenes Kaninchen Agouti Farbratte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • agouti — /euh gooh tee/, n., pl. agoutis, agouties. 1. any of several short haired, short eared, rabbitlike rodents of the genus Dasyprocta, of South and Central America and the West Indies, destructive to sugar cane. 2. an irregularly barred pattern of… …   Universalium

  • agouti — Central American rodent that has given its name to a grey flecked coat coloration in mice caused by alternate light and dark bands on individual hairs. The gene codes for a 131 residue secreted protein that regulates phaeomelanin synthesis in… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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