Hohn, Aleta A.
A method for age determination of dolphins.
University of Maryland Electron Microscope Central Facility Newsletter, 8,
The use of growth layers in teeth as an indicator of age in odnotocetes and pinnipeds was suggested by Laws (1954) and since then the method has been used extensively in both marine and non-marine mammals. Dentinal growth layers
are groups (growth layer groups) of repetitive alternating bands which in cross-section are similar to growth rings in trees. The most commonly used methods for counting growth layer groups (GLGs) are by undecalcified longitudinal thin sections (150 um) or decalcified and stained thin sections
(10-30 um). In longitudinal sections viewed with light microscopy, GLGs appear as opaque and translucent cones
nestled one inside another, with the oldest dentine Iying adjacent to the enamel, and the newest layer borderinq
the pulp cavity.
||A method for age determination of dolphins.
|Hohn, Aleta A.||Aleta.Hohn@noaa.gov|
|Journal or Publication Title:
||University of Maryland Electron Microscope Central Facility Newsletter
||United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Patti M. Marraro
||15 Jul 2009 18:48
||29 Sep 2011 19:03
Actions (login required)