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Keywords: Teeth
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (23): 4479–4485.
Published: 1 December 2017
...://www.biologists.com/user-licence-1-1/ Summary: During digging, mole-rats anchor their upper incisors in the soil while the lower incisors are lifted through the soil. A quick, nose-down rotation of the head finishes an excavation cycle. Rodentia Bathyergidae Teeth Incisors Biomechanics Many...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (24): 4303–4312.
Published: 15 December 2014
... Teeth Mechanoreceptors A fundamental goal of measuring animal performance is to obtain maximum voluntary performance so that comparisons among individuals and/or taxa are meaningful ( Losos et al., 2002 ). Bite force has become an increasingly common measure of performance and, in terms...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (2): 192–200.
Published: 15 January 2014
... in mature males, with teeth in the symphyseal region developing significantly greater heights and sharpness ratios in comparison to females. Ex vivo mechanical grip strength tests were used to determine simulated bite-grip tenacity. The mean peak pull-out forces required to withdraw a section of a dissected...