Articles and Chapters


Cryopreservation modifies the distribution of the prostate-derived lectin SL15 on the llama (Lama glama) sperm

Camelids on the Coast? Investigating Trade and Early Camelid Herding Through Stable Isotope Analysis of Formative to Late Intermediate Period Textiles from the …


Deantal diseasee of Camelids


Animal Models, Zoonotic Reservoirs, and Cross-Species Transmission of Emerging Human-Infecting Coronaviruses

Y Kane, G Wong, GF Gao - Annual Review of Animal Biosciences, 2023

… MERS-CoV antibodies were also found in alpacas and llamas, suggesting the
susceptibility of Camelidae species and the potential role they might play as
amplifying hosts (104). Similar to dromedary camels, these two species …

Foodways of the Ancient Andes: Transforming Diet, Cuisine, and Society

MP Alfonso-Durruty, DE Blom - 2023

Eating is essential for life, but it also embodies social and symbolic dimensions. This
volume shows how foods and peoples were mutually transformed in the ancient
Andes. Exploring the multiple social, ecological, cultural, and ontological ..., much discussion of SACs.


Inka Unku: Imperial or provincial? State-local relations

J Correa-Lau, C Agüero, J Splitstoser, E Echenique… - Plos one, 2023

… While camelid fiber was less commonly used for warps in tapestry, it was the
dominant fiber used for wefts [29]. Similarly, it has been noted … and camelid fiber
wefts [31, 75]. In contrast, at Caleta Vitor Bay, all chuspas have camelid fiber warp 


Textile quality of the llamas (Lama glama) descerdated fiber in a humid ecological floor

E Apaza Zúñiga, CU Olarte Daza, JE Quispe Coaquira - Revista de Investigación e …, 2022

Llama breeding is an alternative activity to alleviate the poverty of families in rural
areas, either as a meat or fiber producer; however, it is … dehairing fiber of llamas of
the phenotypes K'ara and Ch'aku, which elucidate quality using computerized …


Seminal plasma nerve growth factor signaling on the reproductive physiology of female llamas

L Paiva, M Silva, R Carrasco, V Ratto, J Goicochea… - Animal Reproduction, 2023

… also modulating the ovarian function in the domestic South American camelid, the
llama. The neurotrophin beta-Nerve Growth Factor (β-NGF) is the principal factor
present in the semen of llamas responsible for inducing ovulation in this species …


Ovulation Induced by Intrauterine Seminal Plasma Increases Total Protein, PGE2, IL-8, and IL-1β in Uterine Fluid of Llamas (Lama glama)

AI Hidalgo, C Ulloa-Leal, G Gajardo, G López… - Animals, 2023

… was to determine the uterine immune response of llamas in different stages of the
reproductive cycle. Adult llamas (n = 20) were examined … Llamas treated with an
intrauterine infusion of seminal plasma showed the highest concentration of total …


Selective Modulation of Activated Protein C Activities by a Non-Active Site Targeting Nanobody Library

DS Sim, M Shukla, CR Mallari, JA Fernández, X Xu… - Blood Advances, 2023

… cells (PBMCs) of llamas immunized with active siteblocked APC (APC-PPACK). In
this study, a set of 21 llama nanobodies specific to non-… In summary, this llama
nanobody library yielded 21 nanobodies that can selectively modulate APC …


Bianchi CP, Gallelli MF, Herrera JM, Benavente MA, Rossetto L, Aba MA. Current knowledge about the processes of luteolysis and maternal recognition of pregnancy in camelids. Reprod Domest Anim. 2023 Jan;58(1):3-9. doi: 10.1111/rda.14269. Epub 2022 Oct 1. PMID: 36149369. Bianchi CP, Gallelli MF, Herrera JM, Benavente MA, Rossetto L, Aba MA. Current knowledge about the processes of luteolysis and maternal recognition of pregnancy in camelids. Reprod Domest Anim. 2023 Jan;58(1):3-9. doi: 10.1111/rda.14269. Epub 2022 Oct 1. PMID: 36149369.

Demmis Muñoz Villacorta Roberto Carlos Manuel Oscco Aguero and Laberiano Andrade-Arenas. 2023. “Mobile Application for Care and Health Control of Camelids.” Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 1769–69., I. et. al Clostridioides difficile in South American Camelids in Germany:

First Insights into Molecular and Genetic Characteristics and Antimicrobial Resistance  Antibiotics 2023, 12(1), 86.

Le Neün Manon Elise Dufour Nicolas Goepfert Dimitri Neaux Jane C Wheeler Hugo Yacobaccio Guillermo Luis Mengoni Goñalons Dolores Elkin Alejandra Gasco and Thomas Cucchi. n.d. “Can First Phalanx Multivariate Morphometrics Help Document Past Taxonomic Diversity in South American Camelids?” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

Less recently published internet articles click here. Pre 2020 articles are to be found in the subject index to publications click here.

These are in their infancy but include:

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Academic Journals

Journal Archives is a JISC  service containing the backfiles from 8 major publishers.

JURN  -is an academic search-engine, indexing 3,952 free e-journals in the arts &  humanities.

Google Scholar - Database of digitised articles available on the WWW

For details of articles appearing in the popular press such as county magazines, etc. some are indexed in British Humanities Index. For newspaper articles see below.

Of course there are many more based indexes based on subject, language of publication,  period of publication, historical period, etc. Those interested in older material are advised to consult indexes and bibliographies of Victorian literature, etc.


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Newspaper Articles

There are many indexes and search engines to newspapers  by country, language, repository and so on. There are also indexes to the contents of individual newspapers such as The (London) Times. A list of llama news articles in a selection of national newspapers has been started here.

Eg. The British Newspaper Archive