Notes on the microstructure of hair of the Orycteropodidae, Elephantidae, Equidae, Suidae and Giraffidae

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Abstract: The microstructure of hair of seven species of southern African mammals is described. Distribution notes and micrographs are presented to assist in hair identification. Keywords: Orycteropodidae, Elephantidae,...

Author(s): D. Buys and Hillary J. Keogh
Year: 1984
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 111-119

Contact Urticaria to Giraffe Hair

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Abstract: Immediate-type hypersensitivity to animal proteins is a common problem in people occupationally exposed to animals. Methods: A 19-year-old female working as a voluntary zookeeper in her off-time suffered...

Author(s): Thomas Herzinger, Eva Scharrer, Marianne Placzek & Bernhard Przybilla
Year: 2005
Journal: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Page Numbers: 324-327

On the Strength of Hair across Species

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Abstract: The hair of mammals varies in diameter across species from 60 mm in humans to over 400 mm in giraffes and elephants. Here, we establish that the tensile strength of hair generally decreases with increasing...

Author(s): Wen Yang, Yang Yu, Robert O. Ritchie, and Marc A. Meyers
Year: 2020
Journal: Matter
Page Numbers: 1-15