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Odontogenesis in the Veiled Chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus).
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Chameleons may provide new and useful information to study the molecular interaction at the tooth-bone interface in physiological as well as pathological conditions.
Tooth development in a model reptile: functional and null generation teeth in the gecko Paroedura picta
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The fate of the single generation of non‐functional (null generation) teeth is shown to be variable, with some teeth being expelled from the oral cavity, while others are incorporated into the functional bone and teeth, or are absorbed.
Viperous fangs: Development and evolution of the venom canal
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It is demonstrated that the canal of viperid snakes is indeed formed by an early folding event, resulting from an invagination of epithelial cells into the dental mesenchyme, which can be likened to that observed in reptiles with an open groove along their fangs, such as the boomslang.
The development of complex tooth shape in reptiles
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Whether the processes used to form such morphologies are conserved between divergent lizards and whether the underlying mechanisms share similarities with those of mammals is discussed.
Embryonic development of the monitor lizard, Varanus indicus
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The second half of the embryonic development of Varanus is devoted to refining the structures supporting its adaptations for active predation.
Developmental mechanisms driving complex tooth shape in reptiles
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This work aims to elucidate whether signaling organizers similar to EKs appear during reptilian odontogenesis and how enamel ridges are formed.
Age‐related changes in the tooth–bone interface area of acrodont dentition in the chameleon
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Tooth–bone fusion in chameleons results from an enhanced production of mineralized tissue during post‐hatching development, and the chameleon can serve as a useful model species for better understand physiological ankylosis.
Postovipositional development of the sand snake Psammophis sibilans (Serpentes:Lamprophiidae) in comparison with other snake species
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One of the outcomes of this study is that embryonic structures such as the pharyngeal processes, eye pigmentation and scales are inter specifically conservative in regard to timing of morphodifferentiation, while body pigmentation, colour and colour pattern are interspecifically plastic in their temporospatial development.
Getting out of an egg: Merging of tooth germs to create an egg tooth in the snake
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The egg tooth is a vital structure allowing hatchlings to escape from the egg, and is one of the first teeth to develop in snakes.
One Odontogenic Cell-Population Contributes to the Development of the Mouse Incisors and of the Oral Vestibule
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A cell population expressing Sonic hedgehog (Shh) from the beginning of tooth development using Cre-LoxP system in the lower jaw of wild-type (WT) mice was traced and the location of labelled cells descendant of the early appearing Shh expression domain documented the odontogenic potential of the vestibular epithelium.
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