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A unique swim bladder-inner ear connection in a teleost fish revealed by a combined high-resolution microtomographic and three-dimensional histological study

Tanja Schulz-Mirbach1*, Martin Heß2, Brian D Metscher3 and Friedrich Ladich1

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1 Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria

2 Department of Biology II, Zoology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Großhadernerstrasse 2, 82152 Martinsried, Germany

3 Department of Theoretical Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstrasse 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria

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BMC Biology 2013, 11:75  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-75

Published: 4 July 2013

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Three-dimensional reconstruction showing the relationship of the neurocranium, swim bladder extension(s), and inner ear in Etroplus maculatus based on microCT imaging and histological serial sectioning (interactive three-dimensional PDF). Click on the figure to activate the three-dimensional features. For creation of interactive three-dimensional pdfs see also Ruthensteiner and Heß [48].

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