Development, Function and Evolution of Teeth

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Mark F. Teaford, Moya Meredith Smith, Mark W. J. Ferguson
Cambridge University Press, Feb 1, 2007 - Science
In this field there has been an explosion of information generated by scientific research. One of the beneficiaries of this has been the study of morphology, where new techniques and analyses have led to insights into a wide range of topics. Advances in genetics, histology, microstructure, biomechanics and morphometrics have allowed researchers to view teeth from alternative perspectives. However, there has been little communication between researchers in the different fields of dental research. This book brings together overviews on a wide range of dental topics linking genes, molecules and developmental mechanisms within an evolutionary framework. Written by the leading experts in the field, this book will stimulate co-operative research in fields as diverse as paleontology, molecular biology, developmental biology and functional morphology.

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development and evolution
Part three Evolution of tooth shape and dentition
Part four Macrostructure and function

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