Histological and morphometric features of the skin of native and hybrid (F-1) sheep


Ozfiliz N. , Balikcier M., Erdost H., Zik B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.26, no.3, pp.429-438, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.429-438

Abstract

It was found that the histological features of all native and hybrid sheep skins used in this study were similar to those well documented previously. The total skin thickness was determined to be thickest for Hampshire X Kivircik (F-1) (3507.2 mu), and thinnest for Kivircik (2897.8 mu). It was observed that the stratum corneum of the skin of Kivircik and Kivircik hybrids was thicker than that of Karacabey Merino and their hybrids. The deposition of lipids was seen on the surface of the epidermis of Karacabey Merino sheep and their hybrids. When compared with the other breed, it was noted that the number of total follicles in 1 mm(2) was higher, the S/P rate was higher and the diameter of the primary and secondary follicle was thinner in the Karacabey Merino sheep.