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1 January 1988 BONE MORPHOMETRICS AND TETRACYCLINE MARKING PATTERNS IN YOUNG GROWING AMERICAN ALLIGATORS (ALLIGATOR MISSISSIPPIENSIS)
E. D. Roberts, C. L. Matlock, T. Joanen, L. McNease, M. Bowen
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Abstract

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 μm/day to 5.94 μm/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 endosteal envelope.

Roberts, Matlock, Joanen, McNease, and Bowen: BONE MORPHOMETRICS AND TETRACYCLINE MARKING PATTERNS IN YOUNG GROWING AMERICAN ALLIGATORS (ALLIGATOR MISSISSIPPIENSIS)
E. D. Roberts, C. L. Matlock, T. Joanen, L. McNease, and M. Bowen "BONE MORPHOMETRICS AND TETRACYCLINE MARKING PATTERNS IN YOUNG GROWING AMERICAN ALLIGATORS (ALLIGATOR MISSISSIPPIENSIS)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 24(1), 67-70, (1 January 1988). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.1.67
Received: 16 August 1985; Published: 1 January 1988
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Alligator mississippiensis
American alligator
bone growth rates
bone resorption patterns
experimental study
periosteal apposition rate
tetracycline marking
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