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see antelopeantelope,
name applied to any of a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the bison, buffalo, sheep, and goats. Found in Africa and Eurasia, they range in size from pygmy antelopes, 12 in.
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(Boselaphus tragocamelus), an even-toed ungulate of the family Bovidae. The male is about 2 m long, has a shoulder height of up to 1.5 m, and weighs about 200 kg. The female is smaller. The males have short horns that have a triangular cross section; the females are hornless. The nilgai is gray with white and black markings and has a small mane. The ungulate is found on the Hindustan Peninsula, where it lives in forests or, less frequently, on plains. The animals stay in small groups or are solitary. They feed on grasses and on the shoots and leaves of trees. Nilgais have no definite mating season. Two offspring constitute a normal litter. Nilgais sometimes damage crops. In the USSR, nilgais are raised in Askaniia-Nova.

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Polymorphisms in cytochrome-c gene of Boselaphus tragocamelus.
Polymorphisms in d-loop region of Boselaphus tragocamelus.
Cytochrome-b, cytochrome-c and d-loop region based evolutionary analysis of Boselaphus tragocamelus.
For the purpose of collecting genetic information for on Boselaphus tragocamelus specie in Pakistan, mitochondrial cytochrome-b, cytochrome-c and d-loop regions were analysed to study the genetic diversity and used for construction of Phylogenetic tree (Giovambattista et al.
A total of thirteen variable sites were observed in cytochrome-b gene of Boselaphus tragocamelus.