ANÁLISE HISTOMORFOLÓGICA E HISTOMORFOMÉTRICA DO TECIDO ÓSSEO MADURO DE Glossophaga soricina (PHYLLOSTOMIDAE:CHIROPTERA)

Cibele Leandro Da Costa, José Alex A. Dos Santos, Katharine Raquel P. Dos Santos, Francisco C. A. Aguiar Júnior
2012 Ciência Animal Brasileira  
Bone tissue has different models of vascularization, cellular distribution, mineralization and remodeling among mammals species. A variety of dietary habits associated with the mode of locomotion and habitat required from bats the establishment of different flying styles and some skeletal adaptations. This study aimed at examining the microscopic characteristics of mature bone tissue of Glossophaga soricina (Phyllostomidae, Chiroptera). Twelve animals of both genders were used, in which the
more » ... d, in which the right humerus were dissected, weighed, decalcified and submitted to routine histological processing. Semi-serial cuts of 5 micrometers were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H.E.), picrosirius red and silver nitrate 50%. The histological preparations were subjected to histological and histomorphometric analysis. Lacunae density was significantly higher in humerus of females when compared to males (33.96 x 27.80, p = 0.02). Microscopic analysis indicated the presence of
doi:10.5216/cab.v13i4.17518 fatcat:2oui6c3iwrfe7cu66za3em4354