Type of publication:
Type of document:
Burnik Šturm, M; Pukazhenthi, B; Reed, D; Ganbaatar, O; Sušnik, S; Haymerle, A; Voigt, CC; Kaczensky, P
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.
Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2015; 29(11):1047-1054
Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:
Burnik Sturm Martina
Vetmed Research Units
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Medicine
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.
Animals Carbon Isotopes/analysis* Deuterium/analysis* Equidae Hair/chemistry* Hair/growth & development* Mass Spectrometry Nitrogen Isotopes/analysis* Rodentia Seasons Tail/chemistry* Tail/growth & development