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By Bruno Cozzi, Stefan Huggenberger, Helmut A Oelschläger

The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into physiology and Function is an exact, specific, totally illustrated, descriptive, and functionally orientated textual content at the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It specializes in a few delphinid species, with keynotes on vital dolphin-like genera, resembling the harbor porpoise. It additionally serves as an invaluable supplement for increasing developments and emphases in molecular biology and genetics.

The authors percentage their life-long services on marine mammals in numerous disciplines. Written as a crew instead of being ready as a set of separate contributions, the result's a uniform and complete variety, giving all of the diversified issues applicable area. Many colour figures, which use the authors’ entry to vast collections of specific dolphin and whale fabric, around out this remarkable delivering to the field.

  • Includes top quality illustrations, drawings, halftone paintings, photographic documentations, microphotos, and tables detailing dolphin anatomy, functionality, and morphology
  • Facilitates schooling and coaching of scholars of all simple study and technologies devoted to marine biology and the therapy of marine mammals
  • Brings jointly the present wisdom and data in this subject, together with these in imprecise prior or non-English guides, or scattered briefly chapters in volumes
  • Covers a couple of delphinid species and serves as an invaluable supplement for increasing tendencies in molecular biology and genetics

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The oval nucleus, with its well-developed chromatin network, has one to three nucleoli. Dendritic-like cells of Langerhans, that play a central role within inflammatory and immune responses, are outlined by their melanin content in the basal portion of the epidermis (Simpson and Gardner, 1972). , 1986). 4 Vibrissal hairs (arrows) on the rostrum of a newborn bottlenose dolphin. 5 Microscopical photo of a hair follicle of a newborn bottlenose dolphin. 3 Data from Sokolov (1982). Mammal Skin. University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London.

Collagen fiber bundles, 30–55 µm thick, run mostly at a flat angle to the skin or parallel to the skin and interlace at more or less right angles to a three-dimensional network (Sokolov, 1982). 2). , 2004). Elastin fibers in most parts of the body are numerous, running along the collagen fiber bundles and independently between the fat cells. 10). The thickness of the subcutaneous fat tissue varies according to the animal’s health status, ontogeny, geography, reproductive state, and feeding success.

The antinclinal vertebra, the first whose spinous process is perpendicular to the body of the vertebra, corresponds to L7–8 in the bottlenose and common dolphin.

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