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Keywords: vertebra
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Journal Articles
J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (2): 261–268.
Published: 15 January 2007
... female mole-rats were paired with a male and radiographed weekly for two and a half years to track the growth of the lumbar vertebrae as the mole-rats became sexually mature and experienced pregnancies. The lumbar vertebrae of breeding females grew at an increased rate during each pregnancy but growth...
Journal Articles
J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (18): 3493–3502.
Published: 15 September 2005
... teleosts is acellular yet, despite the lack of osteocytes, it is capable of an adaptive response to physical stimuli. Strenuous exercise is known to induce lordosis. Lordosis is a ventrad curvature of the vertebral column, and the affected vertebrae show an increase in bone formation. The effects...