Bone morphometrics and tetracycline marking patterns in young growing American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis).

@article{Roberts1988BoneMA,
  title={Bone morphometrics and tetracycline marking patterns in young growing American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis).},
  author={E. Donald Roberts and C L Matlock and Ted Joanen and Larry McNease and Michael D. Bowen},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={1988},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          67-70
        }
}
Nine young American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) were injected at monthly intervals with tetracycline to determine the bone apposition rate and the resorption patterns over a 3-mo period. The periosteal apposition rate increased progressively over the 3-mo period from 2.99 microns/day to 5.94 microns/day. Endosteal apposition rate was much slower with incomplete tetracycline lines being observed on the endosteum. This suggests that most modeling-resorptive activities occur on the… CONTINUE READING

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