Structure and biomechanical properties of the trachea of the striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba: evidence for evolutionary adaptations to diving.

@article{Cozzi2005StructureAB,
  title={Structure and biomechanical properties of the trachea of the striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba: evidence for evolutionary adaptations to diving.},
  author={B. Cozzi and P. Bagnoli and F. Acocella and M. Costantino},
  journal={The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={284 1},
  pages={
          500-10
        }
}
  • B. Cozzi, P. Bagnoli, +1 author M. Costantino
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology
  • This study analyzes the structure and mechanical properties of the trachea of the striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba, one of the most common cetacean species. The cetacean trachea is made up of closed or semiclosed cartilaginous rings without a paries membranaceus. Our results indicate that the inner lining of the trachea contains erectile tissue in which several venous lacunae permeate the mucosa. We also observed and described the presence of peripheral neurons containing nitric oxide… CONTINUE READING
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