, Volume 33, Issue 11, pp 1419–1420 | Cite as

Isotopic composition of cattle pancreatic stones: Biological and geochemical implications

  • A. Longinelli
  • H. J. Verine
Specialia Chimica, Biochimica


Latitudinal variations of the O18/O16-ratios of carbonate and phosphate of cattle pancreatic stones parallel a similar pattern of oxygen isotope values in rain water. C13/C12-ratios were virtually identical for the 7 cases studied. Isotopic measurements of mammalian hard tissues may be used for studying short-term climatic variations through Quaternary.


Oxygen Phosphate Similar Pattern Isotopic Composition Climatic Variation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Longinelli
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • H. J. Verine
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratorio Geologia NucleareUniversity of PisaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of MineralogyUniversity of PalermoItaly
  3. 3.Unité de Recherches de Pathologie Digestive INSERMMarseilleFrance

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