Capra aegagrus hircus (Domestic goat, Goat, CAPHI) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-108041 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 15 May 2015
Organism information
Capra aegagrus hircus
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Bovidae
Genus Capra
Species aegagrus
Species hircus
  • Capra hircus
  • Domestic goat
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  • Goat
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  • CAPHI
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Mammals
Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
Goats are among the earliest animals domesticated by humans. The most recent genetic analysis confirms the archaeological evidence that the wild Bezoar ibex of the Zagros Mountains are the likely origin of almost all domestic goats today.
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The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the family Bovidae and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae. There are over 300 distinct breeds of goat.
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  • Fiber/textile
  • Food
Additional Information
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