A revised method for the preparation of dry bone samples used in histological examination: Five simple steps

J. G. García-Donas (Lead / Corresponding author), A. Dalton, I. Chaplin, E. F. Kranioti

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Histology of dry bone tissue has many scientific applications. The histological analysis of bone requires the production of good quality thin sections. Many researchers have developed new histological techniques and/or they have refined existing ones. In this paper, we describe a revision of histological techniques for obtaining thin sections from modern dry bone. The method is easy to apply and the equipment required is commonly found in a histology laboratory. In comparison to other techniques presented in the literature, this adapted method reduces the number of consumables and steps, thereby improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalHOMO- Journal of Comparative Human Biology
Issue number4
Early online date15 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017



  • Bone histology
  • Embedding resin
  • Light microscopy
  • Thin section

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