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Table 3 Morphostructural characteristics of the seized furs[134]

From: Pet fur or fake fur? A forensic approach

Samples Cuticle pattern Cortex Medulla pattern Individual characteristics
A1 Double chevron Uniform Opaque unbroken cellular Cortex: more dense towards medulla
A2 Double chevron Uniform Opaque unbroken cellular Root shape: spade-like
A3 Double chevron Uniform Opaque unbroken cellular Cortex: more dense towards medulla
A4 Double chevron Uniform Opaque unbroken Cortex: more dense towards medulla
A5 Double chevron Uniform Vacuolated Cortex: more dense towards medulla
B1 Double chevron Uniform Vacuolated  
B2 Regular petal Uniform Opaque unbroken Medulla pattern: wide
B3 Double chevron Uniform Vacuolated  
B4 Regular petal Uniform Opaque unbroken or uniserial ladder Medulla pattern not recognizable from cortex
B5 Double chevron Uniform Vacuolated Cortex: more dense towards medulla
B6 Double chevron Uniform Vacuolated Root shape: spade-like
Cortex: more dense towards medulla
B7 Regular petal Uniform Vacuolated or uniserial ladder Medulla pattern: wide
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