Agouti refers to a number of species of rodents as well as a number of genes affecting coat coloration in several different animals. Agouti fur contains a pattern of pigmentation in which individual hairs have several bands of light and dark pigment with black tips.
- 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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