Wound healing in Sharks

@article{Reif2007WoundHI,
  title={Wound healing in Sharks},
  author={W. Reif},
  journal={Zoomorphologie},
  year={2007},
  volume={90},
  pages={101-111}
}
  • W. Reif
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Zoomorphologie
SummaryPieces of skin together with scales measuring 7×7 mm were removed from a mature Nurse Shark and a mature Leopard Shark. In the following 2 weeks the wound area secreted mucus, later it contracted and the epidermis regenerated, then it expanded again and newly formed scales erupted. Most of the scar area was covered with scales after 4 months. In the regenerated dermal skeleton the scales show a high degree of variability in that they are much larger and much more complex than the scales… Expand

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