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Studies of bone from summer-active little brown bats, Myotis lucifugus lucifugus, have demonstrated sex differences in the renewal of skeletal mineral reserves following spring-arousal from hibernation. Patterns of bone remodeling in both sexes of bats indicate that new bone formation does not occur during hibernation: All new bone formation occurs during(More)
The annular hematoma of the shrew, Blarina brevicauda, is a specialized portion of the yolk-sac wall. In this study, we have examined the fine structure of the different cellular components of the anular hematoma. Small pieces of the gestation sacs from seven pregnant shrews were fixed in glutaraldehyde and osmium tetroxide and processed for transmission(More)