Morphology of the hairs in the goat-breed Capra prisca

Aris F. Pourlis, George Christodoulopoulos

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    The morphology of the guard and wool hairs in the Greek Goat (Capra prisca) was described and studied using Scanning Electron Microscopy. The diameter of wool hairs ranged from 10-12 μm, whereas the guard hairs possessed diameters ranging from 45-130 μm. The majority of guard hairs were medullated. The cuticle pattern of guard and wool hairs was of the non-annular type. The scale's number as well as the scale's configuration of guard hairs varied accordingly to their diameter. The morphological features of hairs compared with the existing data of other goat breeds. This information could be useful for hair identification of this mammalian species.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1142-1145
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 21 2008


    • Capra prisca
    • Goat
    • Hair
    • Scanning electron microscopy
    • Wool

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Agronomy and Crop Science
    • General Veterinary


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