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dc.contributor.advisorHolliday, Casey M.eng
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Henry P.eng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. School of Medicineeng
dc.contributor.meetingnameHealth Sciences Research Day (2010 : University of Missouri)eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.description.abstractThe cartilago transiliens is a characteristic cartilaginous nodule inside crocodilian jaw muscles. Encased by a fibrous sheath, the cartilago transiliens lies between the pterygoid buttress and the mandible, providing attachment sites for m. pseudotemporalis superficialis dorsally, and m. intramandibularis, ventrally. Previous research showed that the cartilago transiliens functions as a jaw-locking mechanism and bears sesamoid-like features, rather than those of a novel structure. Fibrocartilages often form inside portions of tendons that wrap around bone. These organized, incompressible sesamoid tissues prevent tendon flattening, increase mechanical advantage, and tend to ossify in mammals and reptile limbs, but not in most other instances. Here we investigate the gross anatomy and microstructure of the cartilago transiliens in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).eng
dc.format.extent1 pageeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9156
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Health Sciences Research Dayeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectcrocodiliaeng
dc.subjectjaw morphologyeng
dc.subject.FASTOntogenyeng
dc.subject.FASTVeterinary histologyeng
dc.subject.FASTAnatomyeng
dc.subject.FASTSesamoid boneseng
dc.subject.FASTAmerican alligatoreng
dc.subject.FASTJaws -- Muscleseng
dc.titleAnatomy, histology, and ontogeny of the sesamoid cartilage in the jaw muscles of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) [abstract]eng
dc.typeAbstracteng


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