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Is there a two-humped stage in the embryonic development of the dromedary?
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PMID:  20608925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
It has been postulated that the one-humped (Arabian) dromedary and the two-humped (Bactrian) camel originated from a single ancestor. Consequently, the dromedary was considered a breed of the two-humped camel, based on an anatomical study by Lombardini L, 1879: Ann. Del. Universita Toscane, 259, 147, who described a reduced second hump like structure in foetal and adult dromedaries. To resolve this lingering issue, we analysed dromedary foetuses and calves. In contrast to the situation in two-humped camels, we never observed any rudimentary second hump in the dromedary foetuses or calves.
J Kinne; N A Wani; U Wernery; J Peters; C Knospe
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anatomia, histologia, embryologia     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1439-0264     ISO Abbreviation:  Anat Histol Embryol     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704218     Medline TA:  Anat Histol Embryol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Addresses of authors:  Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, POB 597, Dubai, UAE;  Institut für Palaeoanatomie und Geschichte der Tiermedizin, LMU-München, 80539 München, Germany;  Institut für Tieranatomie, LMU-München, 80539 München, Germany.
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