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Free Content Comparison of Biometric Characters of Aorta Branches in Farm and Wild Fox (Vulpes vulpes L.)

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The study involved 147 fox (Vulpes vulpes L.) individuals; 74 individuals of red fox (wild form) and 73 individuals of silver fox (farm fox). In which, in most cases, descend in a direct line from Vulpes vulpes L. of the East Canadian subspecies (Vulpes vulpes fulva Dessm.) Synthetic latex was introduced via left ventricle into the specimens. The material was fixed for 8-10 weeks with a 5% formalin solution, which was followed by the preparation of arteries of the aortic arch and descending aorta and then measurement-taking. Comparative studies showed differences in the aorta morphometric arrangement between wild fox and farm silver fox.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2005

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  • Folia biologica is an international quarterly journal that publishes papers on the broad field of experimental zoology, nuclear and chromosome research, and also ultrastructural studies. All papers are subject to peer reviews. Indexed in: ISI Master Journal List, Current Contents, Polish Scientific Journals Contents. I.F. 0.667
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