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The morphological basis of diversity in an adaptive trophic trait - A morphometric study of tooth shape in representative Teleostei

Kristel Wautier UGent (2005)
abstract
Within the frame-work of an extensive survey on the evolutionary and developmental mechanisms responsible for generating diversity in tooth shape in teleosts, our study comprises an analysis of tooth shape variation at different biological levels, from the individual up to the interspecific level. Our study aims at resolving the following questions: (i) does tooth shape change during ontogeny?; (ii) are there differences in tooth shape according to tooth position?; (iii) what is the extent of the variation between taxa for which their highly similar tooth shape is thought to be the result of parallel evolution?; and (iv) what is the extent of intraspecific variation? We, furthermore, attempt to determine the extent of variation of body shape, both between the left and right body side (bilateral asymmetry) and between populations (geographic variation).For our analysis, we employ a number of representative Teleostei, i.e. the zebrafish (Danio rerio, Cyprinidae – pharyngeal dentition) and the tribe Eretmodini (Cichlidae – oral dentition).
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promoter
UGent
organization
alternative title
Morfologische basis van diversiteit in een adaptief trofisch kenmerk - Een morfometrische studie van de tandvorm in enkele representatieve Teleostei
year
type
dissertation
subject
keyword
Body shape, Spathodus erythrodon, Teleostei, Tooth shape, Zebrafish, Danio rerio, Eretmodini, Tanganicodus irsacae, Eretmodus cyanostictus
publisher
Gent
defense location
Ghent
defense date
2005-01-13 17:00
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
id
518306
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-518306
date created
2009-03-13 21:48:19
date last changed
2009-03-25 11:06:15
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  abstract     = {Within the frame-work of an extensive survey on the evolutionary and developmental mechanisms responsible for generating diversity in tooth shape in teleosts, our study comprises an analysis of tooth shape variation at different biological levels, from the individual up to the interspecific level. Our study aims at resolving the following questions: (i) does tooth shape change during ontogeny?; (ii) are there differences in tooth shape according to tooth position?; (iii) what is the extent of the variation between taxa for which their highly similar tooth shape is thought to be the result of parallel evolution?; and (iv) what is the extent of intraspecific variation? We, furthermore, attempt to determine the extent of variation of body shape, both between the left and right body side (bilateral asymmetry) and between populations (geographic variation).For our analysis, we employ a number of representative Teleostei, i.e. the zebrafish (Danio rerio, Cyprinidae -- pharyngeal dentition) and the tribe Eretmodini (Cichlidae -- oral dentition).},
  author       = {Wautier, Kristel},
  keyword      = {Body shape,Spathodus erythrodon,Teleostei,Tooth shape,Zebrafish,Danio rerio,Eretmodini,Tanganicodus irsacae,Eretmodus cyanostictus},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Gent},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {The morphological basis of diversity in an adaptive trophic trait - A morphometric study of tooth shape in representative Teleostei},
  year         = {2005},
}

Chicago
Wautier, Kristel. 2005. “The Morphological Basis of Diversity in an Adaptive Trophic Trait - A Morphometric Study of Tooth Shape in Representative Teleostei”. Gent.
APA
Wautier, K. (2005). The morphological basis of diversity in an adaptive trophic trait - A morphometric study of tooth shape in representative Teleostei. Gent.
Vancouver
1.
Wautier K. The morphological basis of diversity in an adaptive trophic trait - A morphometric study of tooth shape in representative Teleostei. Gent; 2005.
MLA
Wautier, Kristel. “The Morphological Basis of Diversity in an Adaptive Trophic Trait - A Morphometric Study of Tooth Shape in Representative Teleostei.” 2005 : n. pag. Print.