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Hair, cat

Photomicrograph of cat hair.

· Diameter: fine; little variation
· Medulla: uniserial ladder (fur hairs) continuous; occasionally vacuolated in coarser hairs
· Scales: spinous; very prominent
· May be banded
· Root: elongated, no distinct shape; fibrils frayed at base of root

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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