Hutchinson, J.J. and Trueman, C.N.
Stable isotope analyses of collagen in fish scales: limitations set by scale architecture.
Journal of Fish Biology, 69, (6), . (doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2006.01234.x).
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Comparisons between the stable isotope composition of carbon in collagen excized from juvenile (freshwater) and adult (marine) portions of scales from Atlantic salmon Salmo salar demonstrated that c. 75% of carbon analysed in the 'juvenile' portion of the scale derives from later formed collagen. Scale collagen analyses were effectively restricted to the last season of growth.
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