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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2015

Authors: Burnik Šturm, M; Pukazhenthi, B; Reed, D; Ganbaatar, O; Sušnik, S; Haymerle, A; Voigt, CC; Kaczensky, P

Title: A protocol to correct for intra- and interspecific variation in tail hair growth to align isotope signatures of segmentally cut tail hair to a common time line.

Source: Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2015; 29(11):1047-1054

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Burnik Sturm Martina
Haymerle Agnes
Kaczensky Petra

Vetmed Research Units
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Medicine

Project(s): The tale of the horses tail - stable isotope analysis of tail hair to adress ecological differences in three sympatric equid species in the Mongolian Gobi

In recent years, segmental stable isotope analysis of hair has been a focus of research in animal dietary ecology and migration. To correctly assign tail hair segments to seasons or even Julian dates, information on tail hair growth rates is a key parameter, but is lacking for most species.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Carbon Isotopes/analysis*
Hair/growth & development*
Mass Spectrometry
Nitrogen Isotopes/analysis*
Tail/growth & development

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