1st International Symposium on Biotechnology Applications in South American Camelids, Peru

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Peru is the world leader in the breeding and management of alpacas and in the processing of alpaca fibre. The largest and most organised alpaca breeding co-operatives are located in Peru.
This report provides details of the presentations given at an important international alpaca conference in Peru and of associated field trips.
This work is important as Peru is increasing the organisation of and its investment in alpaca research and these activities have implications for Australian alpaca producers. The outcomes will save on investment requirements in Australia and are leading to collaborative research opportunities between scientists of both countries.

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