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In order to investigate similarities and differences in genetic control of development among teeth within and between species, we determined the expression pattern of all eight Dlx genes of the zebrafish during development of the pharyngeal dentition and compared these data with that reported for mouse molar tooth development. We found that (i) dlx1a and(More)
We have used three-dimensional reconstructions from serial sections as well as cleared and stained specimens to infer patterning of the pharyngeal dentition throughout ontogeny in the zebrafish. Each pharyngeal tooth has been monitored from its initiation to its complete disappearance (resorption and shedding). We have identified tooth families and have(More)
To test whether successive replacement cycles in the pharyngeal dentition of the zebrafish, a polyphyodont vertebrate model organism, entail overall shape changes in the teeth, a qualitative and quantitative analysis was made of size and shape variables in the five ventral teeth. The following measurements were defined: tooth length, tooth height,(More)
Bony fish, and in particular teleosts, represent a morphologically extremely diverse group of vertebrates, well suited to study certain problems in odontogenesis. In this article we address some questions that can benefit much from the use of fish dentitions as paradigms, such as endodermal participation in tooth formation and epithelial primacy in(More)
We have used dlx genes to test the hypothesis of a separate developmental program for dermal and cartilage bones within the neuro- and splanchnocranium by comparing expression patterns of all eight dlx genes during cranial bone formation in zebrafish from 1 day postfertilization (dPF) to 15 dPF. dlx genes are expressed in the visceral skeleton but not(More)
Ammonia, largely emitted by agriculture, involves a great risk for eutrophication and acidification leading to biodiversity loss. Air scrubbers are widely applied to reduce ammonia emission from pig and poultry housing facilities, but it is not always clear whether their performance meets the requirements. Besides, there is a growing international concern(More)
To test whether the formation of replacement teeth in arbitrarily chosen zebrafish follows the same pattern as described for larval and young zebrafish of known age, dentitions of more than 90 animals of different ages and standard lengths were observed under the stereomicroscope. Only the teeth of the ventral tooth row (1V-5V) were considered. Statistical(More)
The present study focuses on the main characteristics of first-generation teeth (i.e., the first teeth of the dentition to develop in a given position and to become functional) in representatives of the major lineages of nonmammalian vertebrates (chondrichthyans, actinopterygians, and sarcopterygians: dipnoans, urodeles, squamates, and crocodiles).(More)
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