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Keywords: Vertebrae
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (7): jeb216531.
Published: 09 April 2020
...Derek J. Jurestovsky; Bruce C. Jayne; Henry C. Astley ABSTRACT Variation in joint shape and soft tissue can alter range of motion (ROM) and create trade-offs between stability and flexibility. The shape of the distinctive zygosphene–zygantrum joint of snake vertebrae has been hypothesized...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (6): jeb213009.
Published: 16 March 2020
... vertebral trabecular bone mechanical properties (yield strength, stiffness and toughness) throughout development in Florida manatees ( Trichechus manatus latirostris ), obligate undulatory swimmers. Thoracic, lumbar and caudal vertebrae were dissected from manatees ( N =20) during necropsies. We extracted 6...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (22): 4256–4263.
Published: 15 November 2013
...Daniel R. Huber; Danielle E. Neveu; Charlotte M. Stinson; Paul A. Anderson; Ilze K. Berzins SUMMARY Approximately 35% of sand tiger sharks ( Carcharias taurus ) in public aquaria exhibit spinal deformities ranging from compressed vertebrae and loss of intervertebral space to dislocated spines...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (24): 4351–4358.
Published: 15 December 2007
... in the length of their lumbar spines. The lumbar vertebrae were the only skeletal structures that exhibited this puberty-like growth. After colony separation, body mass and lumbar vertebrae growth rates peaked and remained elevated for several weeks before returning to control levels –suggestive of a puberty...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (23): 4732–4746.
Published: 01 December 2006
...J. H. Long, Jr; T. J. Koob; K. Irving; K. Combie; V. Engel; N. Livingston; A. Lammert; J. Schumacher SUMMARY For early vertebrates, a long-standing hypothesis is that vertebrae evolved as a locomotor adaptation, stiffening the body axis and enhancing swimming performance. While supported...