Whole-genome sequencing of the 3 Bactrian camel
HEV (BcHEV) strains (GenBank accession nos.
From among 200 Bactrian camels
existing in Iran, 110 are living in this northwestern province.
Molecular study of energy related mitochondrial genes in Arabian and Bactrian camels
Some wild Bactrian camels
are found in the Gobi Desert in China and Mongolia and they have been listed as being an endangered species.
Recent DNA testing undertaken at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna has shown it to be genetically distinct from the domestic double-humped Bactrian camel
and not, as some have suggested, descended from Silk Road runaways.
First, the camels are valuable because they are rare; fewer than 500 Bactrian camels
live in North America.
, Genghis and Luca being fed by Beavers Rhys Beasley and Iman Tenghua
I feel humbled, maybe a little scared, and wonder why this assignment to document the world's champion eco-warriors, the desert nomad, and their herds of two-humped Bactrian camels
seemed like such a good idea.
One entrepreneur who secured a few of them proposed using them to haul salt from Nevada to California, as had been proposed for the Bactrian camels
live in Central Asia and are endangered.
You don't have a Christmas tree bulb with Bactrian camels
and palm trees on it?
The plan, called Pleistocene rewilding, suggests reintroducing into Arizona, the Great Plains, and elsewhere various species--such as Bactrian camels
, peregrine falcons, and Old World cheetahs--that were once native to North America.