Scanning electron microscopy of the hair medulla of orangutan, chimpanzee, and man

  title={Scanning electron microscopy of the hair medulla of orangutan, chimpanzee, and man},
  author={Olga F Chernova},
  journal={Doklady Biological Sciences},
  • O. F. Chernova
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Doklady Biological Sciences
Human and animal hairs are studied in various fields of knowledge, from evolutionary biology to criminology, and these studies have both theoretical and practical implications. At the level of the light� optical microscopy, the hair structure of humans and various mammalian species has been well studied; there are numerous atlases and descriptions; diagnos� ing of animal species and human races is now possible. The published data suggest that hair cuticle and cortex are similar in humans and… Expand
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