Development, function and evolution of teeth /

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Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Description:ix, 314 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Teaford, Mark, 1951-
Smith, Moya Meredith, 1955-
Ferguson, Mark W. J.
ISBN:0521570115 (hardback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Genes, Molecules and Tooth Initiation
  • 1. Homeobox genes in initiation and shape of teeth during development in mammalian embryos
  • 2. Return of lost structure in the developmental control of tooth shape
  • 3. Molecules implicated in odontoblast terminal differentiation and dentinogenesis
  • 4. Enamel biomineralization: the assembly and disassembly of the protein extracellular organic matrix
  • Part II. Tooth Tissues: Development and Evolution
  • 5. Evolutionary origins of dentine in the fossil record of early vertebrates: diversity, development and function
  • 6. Pulpo-dentinal interactions in development and repair of dentine
  • 7. Prismless enamel in amniotes: terminology, function and evolution
  • 8. Two different strategies in enamel differentiation: marsupial versus eutheria
  • 9. Incremental markings in enamel and dentine: what they can tell is about the way teeth grow
  • Part III. Evolution of Tooth Shape and the Dentition
  • 10. Evolutionary origins of teeth and jaws: developmental models and phylogenetic patterns
  • 11. Development and evolution of dentition patterns and their genetic basis Zhiyong Zhao
  • 12. Evolution of tooth attachment in lower vertebrates to tetrapods
  • 13. Tooth replacement patterns in non-mammalian vertebrates
  • 14. The evolution of tooth shape and tooth function in primates
  • 15. 'Schultz's Rule' and the evolution of tooth emergence and replacement patterns in primates and ungulates
  • Part IV. Macrostructure and Function
  • 16. Developmental plasticity in the dentition of a heterodont polyphyodont fish species
  • 17. Enamel microporosity and its functional implications
  • 18. Pathways to functional differentiation in mammalian enamel
  • 19. Trends in the evolution of molar crown types in ungulate mammals: evidence from the northern hemisphere
  • 20. Function of postcanine tooth crown shape in mammals
  • 21. Primate dental functional morphology revisited