Supported in part by NIH Grant ES HL 00628.
Characteristics of bovine lung as observed by scanning electron microscopy†
Article first published online: 27 JAN 2005
Copyright © 1975 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 183, Issue 1, pages 13–25, September 1975
How to Cite
Mariassy, A. T., Plopper, C. G. and Dungworth, D. L. (1975), Characteristics of bovine lung as observed by scanning electron microscopy. Anat. Rec., 183: 13–25. doi: 10.1002/ar.1091830103
- Issue published online: 27 JAN 2005
- Article first published online: 27 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 MAR 1975
- Manuscript Received: 9 SEP 1974
The surface characteristics of the intrapulmonary airways and alveoli of the lungs from 12 young adult cattle examined by the scanning electron microscope are described. When compared with similar studies of the lungs of various other mammalian species, the bovine lung gneerally resmebles that of other mammals except for several important features: (1) Alveolar pores of Kohn are small and extremely rare; (2) Alveolar macrophages are seldom seen in alveolar air spaces; (3) Interlobular septa completely separate the lung into distinct lobules.