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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 968652, 5 pages
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Research Article

A Comparative Morphometrical Study of the Pecten Oculi in Different Avian Species

1Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Selcuk, 42075 Konya, Turkey
2Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Selcuk, 42075 Konya, Turkey

Received 5 April 2013; Accepted 5 May 2013

Academic Editors: D. Endoh and B. I. Yoon

Copyright © 2013 Mustafa Orhun Dayan and Tugba Ozaydın. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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