The domestic guinea pig (Cavia porcellus), or simply guinea pig, also known as cavy or cuy for livestock term, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia. Despite their common name, these animals are not in the pig family Suidae, nor do they come from Guinea. They originated in the Andes, and earlier studies based on biochemistry and hybridization suggest they are domestic descendants of a closely related species of cavy such as C. aperea, C. fulgida, or C. tschudii and, therefore, do not exist naturally in the wild. Recent studies applying molecular markers, in addition to studying the skull and skeletal morphology of current and mummified animals, revealed that the ancestor is most likely Cavia tschudii.

Sequence Statistics

No Sequences19774
No Amino Acids10318352
Min Seq. Length12
Avg. Seq. Length521.814
Max Seq. Length16522
Seq. Length 1σ513.296

Disorder Prediction Statistics

Predictor % Genome Disordered % Genome Disordered in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered Avg. % of Disordered Regions in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered and in SCOP Domains
VLXT 33.658 7.573 32.116 32.942 8.042
VSL2b 41.949 8.292 39.898 30.867 8.999
PrDOS 40.018 5.839 38.572 24.692 6.460
PV2 47.963 11.759 49.435 32.730 14.013
IUPred-S 20.272 1.741 19.476 17.306 2.119
IUPred-L 23.144 2.193 24.152 21.299 2.755
Espritz-N 31.149 4.966 28.524 26.667 4.993
Espritz-X 19.302 1.288 19.636 14.594 1.849
Espritz-D 7.467 0.545 26.851 9.729 4.917

SUPERFAMILY Domains

% Amino Acids with SCOP Assignment % Sequences with SCOP Assignment No of Domains No of Superfamilies No of Families Avg. Family Size Avg. Domain Length Domain Pairs Unique Domain Architectures
45 73 28466 1095 1334 26 522 1433 4475

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