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Individual differences in evolution

Postby zbgnwbrzznsk » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:16 am

Hi,

this is my first post here, so please forgive if it appears ill-informed

a friend mentioned recently that certain teeth (lateral incisors I think) are found to be less essential in the course of the evolution and thus changing their shape. Im interested in whether this is true or not, but also it leads me to a more general question- whether there are difference between individuals or cultures in evolutionary advancement (e.g. have some people have lateral incisors already modified and so genetically superseding those who dont)?

thanks in advance for your answers

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Postby JackBean » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:45 am

You mean in humans, right?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby zbgnwbrzznsk » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:54 am

yes thats right
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Postby charless » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:43 pm

I like your post. Try similar to yours at unrelated link
(A Man Who Played a Pivotal Role in Solving the Mystery of Life)
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Postby JackBean » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:23 am

and how is that related? :roll:
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Re: Individual differences in evolution

Postby animartco » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:56 am

Hello unpronounsable,
Aren't you sure which teeth? The lateral incisors are about the least important teeth in the dentition of any animal, therefore, they may well be subject to more rapid changes than the more important teeth. In many children now, they grow displaced and protrude at an angle. This is why so many chldren are now wearing braces.
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Re: Individual differences in evolution

Postby animartco » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:09 am

animartco wrote:
animartco wrote:Hello unpronounsable,
Aren't you sure which teeth? The lateral incisors are about the least important teeth in the dentition of any animal, therefore, they may well be subject to more rapid changes than the more important teeth. I think it is these teeth that grow displaced and protrude at an angle, which is why so many chldren are now wearing braces.

Adendum The human jaw of course is shrinking. This is why wisdom teeth frequently have to be removed. But nature seems to think it would be more useful to remove the lateral incisors- ( perhaps at the milk tooth stage, to allow the jaw to make room for the much more useful 'wisdom' molars?) just a thought.
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