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Creating diversity in mammalian facial morphology: a review of potential developmental mechanisms

Overview of attention for article published in EvoDevo, June 2018
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Title
Creating diversity in mammalian facial morphology: a review of potential developmental mechanisms
Published in
EvoDevo, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13227-018-0103-4
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Authors

Kaoru Usui, Masayoshi Tokita

Abstract

Mammals (class Mammalia) have evolved diverse craniofacial morphology to adapt to a wide range of ecological niches. However, the genetic and developmental mechanisms underlying the diversification of mammalian craniofacial morphology remain largely unknown. In this paper, we focus on the facial length and orofacial clefts of mammals and deduce potential mechanisms that produced diversity in mammalian facial morphology. Small-scale changes in facial morphology from the common ancestor, such as slight changes in facial length and the evolution of the midline cleft in some lineages of bats, could be attributed to heterochrony in facial bone ossification. In contrast, large-scale changes of facial morphology from the common ancestor, such as a truncated, widened face as well as the evolution of the bilateral cleft possessed by some bat species, could be brought about by changes in growth and patterning of the facial primordium (the facial processes) at the early stages of embryogenesis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 74 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 24%
Researcher 15 20%
Student > Bachelor 13 18%
Student > Master 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 4%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 8 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 16%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 5%
Environmental Science 3 4%
Unspecified 2 3%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 12 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 March 2021.
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#5,443,934
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#152
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