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Tissue Digestion - The Tissue Digestion Process

> Chemistry of the WR2 Process
> Composition of Animal Tissues
> Effects of Alkaline Hydrolysis
> Results of the WR2 Process
> Applications of the WR2 Process
> Aldehyde-Containing Fixatives and Embalming Fluids
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Composition of Animal Tissues

An example of the chemical composition of animals is shown below:

Composition of Adult Rats as an Example of the Composition of Mammals

Average Weight
Water Content
Protein
Fat
Bones [Ash]
Nucleic Acids

Total

250-350 g
65-74%
20-22%
6-7%
3.8-3.9%
Trace

95-107%