Root growth during molar eruption in extant great apes.

@article{Kelley2009RootGD,
  title={Root growth during molar eruption in extant great apes.},
  author={Jay Kelley and Christopher Dean and Sasha Ross},
  journal={Frontiers of oral biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={128-33}
}
While there is gradually accumulating knowledge about molar crown formation and the timing of molar eruption in extant great apes, very little is known about root formation during the eruption process. We measured mandibular first and second molar root lengths in extant great ape osteological specimens that died while either the first or second molars were in the process of erupting. For most specimens, teeth were removed so that root lengths could be measured directly. When this was not… CONTINUE READING

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