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Asian Journal of Animal Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 358-364
DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2011.358.364
 
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Comparative Histomorphometric and Biochemical Analysis of Cerebral Cortex in Hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) and Pangolins (Manis tricuspis)

P.A.O. Adeniyi, A.A. Musa, A.O. Bolaji and O.K. Ghazal

Abstract:
The aim of this present study is to compare the gross anatomy, morphometry, histology and biochemical analysis of the cerebral cortex in African hedgehogs and pangolins. In this comparative study, six hedgehogs and five pangolins were used followed by histopathological and biochemical analysis. The average body weight and body length of hedgehog and pangolins were 181.50 g, 15.80 cm and 1558.40 g, 115.75 cm, respectively. The average brain weights and volume of hedgehog and pangolin were 1.42 g, 1.27 mL and 10.56 g, 66.38 mL, respectively while their Relative Tongue Weight (RTW) were determined to be 0.67 and 1.92%, respectively. The biochemical analysis of Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) in hedgehog and pangolin were found to be 12449.80, 11728.60 and 17090.75, 14937.00 U L-1, respectively. The findings of this study provide baseline data that could be relevant in understanding the anatomical adaptation for their diet, cerebral and carbohydrate metabolism in these insectivorous mammals.
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How to cite this article:

P.A.O. Adeniyi, A.A. Musa, A.O. Bolaji and O.K. Ghazal, 2011. Comparative Histomorphometric and Biochemical Analysis of Cerebral Cortex in Hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) and Pangolins (Manis tricuspis). Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 5: 358-364.

DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2011.358.364

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajas.2011.358.364

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