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Hair, cattle

Photomicrograph of cattle hair.

· Diameter: coarse
· Medulla: absent or continuous, amorphous or vacuolated; width may be narrow to very broad (without mosaic pattern)
· Scales: imbricate and with no protrusions from hair shaft
· Unbanded: ovoid structures abundant, pigment coarse
· Root: elongated; medullary structure continues into root area; traces of follicular tissue may be present

Image courtesy of Microscopy of Hair Part II: A Practical Guide and Manual for Animal Hairs Forensic Science Communications July 2004 - Volume 6 - Number 3.

 

 

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