Histological Observation of the Palate in Alligator Mississippiensis

  title={Histological Observation of the Palate in Alligator Mississippiensis},
  author={Takaki Yamazaki and Megumi Yokoyama and Motoya Fujiseki and Mitsuko Moriguchi and Yasuo Miake and Takashi Sawada and Wern-Joo Sohn and Jae-Young Kim and Hitoshi Yamamoto},
Correspondence to: Dr. Hitoshi Yamamoto, Department of Ultrastructural Science, Tokyo Dental College, 2-9-18 Misaki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0061 Japan; Tel: +81 3 6380 9273; Fax: +81 3 6380 9606; E-mail: hyamamoto@tdc.ac.jp Abstract: The palatine rugae are specialized structures located on the fused hard palate; however, the number, arrangement and direction of the palatine rugae differ among species. Since crocodilians were evolutionally the first animals to show fusion of the palate, the… CONTINUE READING

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