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Basilar papilla of the canary and zebra finch: A quantitative scanning electron microscopical description

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Gleich, Otto ; Manley, Geoffrey A. ; Mandl, Alexandra ; Dooling, Robert J
Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:43


Morphological parameters of the apical surface of canary and zebra finch basilar papillae were quantitatively evaluated by scanning electron microscopy. The papillar length is 1.6 mm in both species. The zebra-finch papilla has a larger number of hair cells and is wider in the apical half of the papilla as compared to the canary. These two small songbird species have the smallest number of hair ...


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