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Structure of the Barn Owl's (Tyto alba) inner ear

Smith, Catherine A. and Konishi, Masakazu and Schuff, Nancy (1985) Structure of the Barn Owl's (Tyto alba) inner ear. Hearing Research, 17 (3). pp. 237-247. ISSN 0378-5955. doi:10.1016/0378-5955(85)90068-1.

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The basilar papilla of the Barn Owl's (Tyto alba) cochlea was found to be 9.5–11.5 mm long. Histological examination revealed that the sensory hair cells had a characteristic distribution: The proximal half contained mostly typical short cells; tall hair cells were present only on the distal half along with many short cells. Lenticular short cells occupied the proximal tip of the papilla. Another unusual feature of the proximal part was a dense fibrous mass in the basilar membrane. This was absent from the distal one-fourth.

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Additional Information:© 1985 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. (Biomedical Division). Received 25 October 1984; accepted 13 February 1985. The authors thank Donna Himes and Jill Lilly for their expert assistance with the graphs and typing. This work was supported in part by NIH grants Nos. 08813 and 14617.
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Subject Keywords:Barn Owl; cochlea; cochlear hair cell; basilar membrane
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