Hystricomorpha

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Hystricomorpha

[‚his·trə·kō′mȯr·fə]
(vertebrate zoology)
A superorder of the class Rodentia.
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This secretion pattern is similar to that proposed by Tam (1974) for hystricomorphs.
In general, the synthesis of progesterone in hystricomorphs rodents, during the first stage of pregnancy, occurs in the corpus luteum.
The guinea pig (Cavia porcellus, Caviidae, Linnaeus, 1758) is a hystricomorph rodent, widely used as animal model for research development, especially that related to placentation (Miglino et al.
Vascular organization of the hystricomorph placenta: a comparative study in the agouti, capybara, guinea pig, paca and rock cavy.
Problems in interpreting the frequent lack of competence for methanogens among rodents and hystricomorphs might be resolved if additional DNA-sequence information becomes available.
We have observed that the progesterone values reported here were similar to many hystricomorph rodents, as reported previously for the Cavia porcellus (Croix & Franchimont 1975), Hystrix africaeaustralis (Van Aarde 1985) and Agouti paca (Montes & Baz 2006).