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Stitched pseudo-color BSE image of the proximal portion (stalk region) of the smaller exostosis arising from the right antler of the white-tailed buck (Odocoileus virginianus).

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posted on 2017-03-15, 18:06 authored by Uwe Kierdorf, Karl V. Miller, Stefan Flohr, Santiago Gomez, Horst Kierdorf

For location see Fig 2A. The gray levels from black (0) to peak white (255) obtained in the SEM were sequentially combined into16 bands of equal width, each represented by a different color (see inserted color bar). Higher values indicate higher degrees of mineralization. Note increasing tissue porosity and decreasing degree of mineralization of trabeculae in distal direction.