A simple rule governs the evolution and development of hominin tooth size

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Evans, Alastair R.; Daly, E. Susanne; Catlett, Kierstin K.; Paul, Kathleen S.; King, Stephen J.; Skinner, Matthew M.; Nesse, Hans P.; Hublin, Jean-Jacques; Townsend, Grant C.; Schwartz, Gary T.; Jernvall, Jukka;
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1038/nature16972
  • Subject: Q
    mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseases | stomatognathic system

The variation in molar tooth size in humans and our closest relatives (hominins) has strongly influenced our view of human evolution. The reduction in overall size and disproportionate decrease in third molar size have been noted for over a century, and have been attrib... View more
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