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Jukka Jernvall
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Institute of Biotechnology
Street address: Viikinkaari 9
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00014 University of Helsinki


Publications that are based on data in the MorphoBrowser database, or for which 3D data from the paper is deposited in the database:


Plyusnin, I., Evans, A.R., Karme, A., Gionis, A., & Jernvall, J. (2008). Automated 3D Phenotype Analysis Using Data Mining. PLoS ONE 3(3): e1742.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001742 PDF On line


Kavanagh, K.D., Evans, A.R., & Jernvall, J. (2007). Predicting evolutionary patterns of mammalian teeth from development. Nature 449: 427-432.

Net Watch: a toothsome resource. (2007) Science 315: 1473.

Evans AR, Wilson GP, Fortelius M & Jernvall J. (2007). High-level similarity of dentitions in carnivorans and rodents. Nature 445: 78-81.


Klein, O. D., Minowada, G., Peterkova, R., Kangas, A., Yu, B. D., Lesot, H., Peterka, M., Jernvall, J. & Martin, G. R. (2006). Sprouty genes control diastema tooth development via bidirectional antagonism of epithelial-mesenchymal FGF signaling. Developmental Cell 11: 181-190.


King, S. J., Arrigo-Nelson, S.J., Pochron, S. T., Semprebon, G. M., Godfrey, L. R., Wright, P. C. & Jernvall, J. (2005). Dental senescence in a long-lived primate links infant survival to rainfall. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 102: 16579-16583.

Kassai, Y., Munne, P., Hotta, Y., Penttilä, E., Kavanagh, K., Ohbayashi, N., Takada, S., Thesleff, I., Jernvall, J. & Itoh, N. (2005). Regulation of mammalian tooth cusp patterning by ectodin. Science 309: 2067-2070.


Kangas, A.T., Evans, A.R., Thesleff, I. & Jernvall, J.(2004). Nonindependence of mammalian dental characters. Nature 432: 211-214.