Anatomy and Histology
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Division of Clinical Anatomy


Comparative Anatomy and Histology

​Comparative Anatomy and Histology

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Comparative anatomy includes morphometric and histomorphometric studies of the gastrointestinal tract of various animal species such as African mole-rat species (Rodentia, Bathyergidae) to illustrate how they are morphologically adapted for their unique subterranean niche. Various small mammals, including bats and rodent species from Africa and Saudi Arabia, have also been studied. In addition, a PhD study on limb morphology in various mole-rat species is currently underway. Collaborators include Prof Nigel Bennett from the University of Pretoria, Prof. Abdulaziz Alagaili from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Prof William Parker, Duke University, USA.​ 

For any enquiries about the Comparative Anatomy and Clinical Histology team, our research, postgraduate opportunities or collaboration initiatives, please contact Prof Sanet Kotzé