Early development of the tush and the tusk of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana).

Abstract

This early development was studied from a serial histological sections of eight elephant embryos with masses varying between 1 and 240 g. The tush and the tusk develop from one tooth germ in a deciduous to permanent tooth relation. In order to study the mineralization of the dental organ of the tush and cap and bell stage of the tusk, embryos older than 3-months' gestation (weighing more than 250 g) would be required.

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@article{Raubenheimer2000EarlyDO, title={Early development of the tush and the tusk of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana).}, author={Erich J. Raubenheimer}, journal={Archives of oral biology}, year={2000}, volume={45 11}, pages={983-6} }