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Development-based revision of bone tissue classification: the importance of semantics for science

Published on Aug 1, 2014in Biological Journal of The Linnean Society2.20
· DOI :10.1111/bij.12323
Edina Prondvai8
Estimated H-index: 8
(ELTE: Eötvös Loránd University),
Koen Stein9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Museum für Naturkunde)
+ 1 AuthorsJorge Cubo20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Paris)
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Abstract
Research on the bone histology of extant and extinct animals has a long scientific history and an accurate description of microstructural tissues is the cornerstone of the field. Ideally, terminology needs to convey as much information as possible about the structural, developmental, and functional aspects of bone tissues corresponding to the up-to-date knowledge of the time. However, current terms are not always consistent with new observations and advances in the field of bone biology. We provide a brief overview of some ambiguities and their origins, and suggest a new approach of bone tissue classification and description that is congruent with our current understanding of bone as a living tissue, emphasizing its developmental aspects. This approach requires the introduction of a new term, namely ‘woven-parallel complex’, for describing a broad range of complex bone tissue types, including intramembranous and endochondral bones, and different types of primary as well as secondary bone tissues. We reconsider the classical concept of fibrolamellar complex, which we place within the new developmental approach. Finally, using non-archosaurian archosauromorphs as an example group, we demonstrate how the new approach can be utilized in an evolutionary context. The present study demonstrates the relevance and constant evolution of technical terminology along with the advances of the field of science. © 2014 The Linnean Society of London, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2014, 112, 799–816.
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Published on Feb 1, 2014in Biological Reviews10.29
Koen Stein9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Bonn),
Edina Prondvai5
Estimated H-index: 5
(MTA: Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
We present novel findings on sauropod bone histology that cast doubt on general palaeohistological concepts concerning the true nature of woven bone in primary cortical bone and its role in the rapid growth and giant body sizes of sauropod dinosaurs. By preparing and investigating longitudinal thin sections of sauropod long bones, of which transverse thin sections were published previously, we found that the amount of woven bone in the primary complex has been largely overestimated. Using compar...
Published on Nov 1, 2013in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology1.74
Lucas J. Legendre6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Loïc Ségalen10
Estimated H-index: 10
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Jorge Cubo20
Estimated H-index: 20
ABSTRACT The study of bone growth rate and metabolic rate evolution in archosaurs (crocodiles, dinosaurs including birds, and pterosaurs) and close outgroups has become a subject of major interest among paleontologists in recent years. In this paper, we estimate the bone growth rate of Euparkeria using a new statistical inference model for the humerus. We modified the taxonomic range of extant species used in previous studies, on which we performed quantitative measurements of histological featu...
Published on May 1, 2013in Journal of Morphology1.56
Gastone Marotti18
Estimated H-index: 18
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Marzia Ferretti19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Carla Palumbo23
Estimated H-index: 23
Collagen texture and osteocyte distribution were analyzed in human woven- and lamellar-bone using scanning and transmission electron microscopy. We provide data substantiating the concept that lamellar bone is made up of an alternation of dense-acellular lamellae and loose-cellular lamellae, all exhibiting an interwoven texture of collagen fibers. An attempt is also made to explain how the present findings might conform to those of authors whose models propose orderly, geometric arrangements of ...
Published on Mar 22, 2013
Hélène Francillon-Vieillot7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Paris),
V. de Buffrénil7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Paris)
+ 5 AuthorsA. de Ricqlès6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Paris)
Published on Mar 19, 2013
Padian Kevin1
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Lamm Ellen-Thèrése1
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Werning Sarah1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Mar 19, 2013
Adam K. Huttenlocker14
Estimated H-index: 14
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Holly N. Woodward1
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Brian K. Hall60
Estimated H-index: 60
Published on Feb 26, 2013in PLOS ONE2.78
Sophie Sanchez15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Uppsala University),
Vincent Dupret11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Uppsala University)
+ 7 AuthorsPer E. Ahlberg36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Uppsala University)
Background Firm attachments binding muscles to skeleton are crucial mechanical components of the vertebrate body. These attachments (entheses) are complex three-dimensional structures, containing distinctive arrangements of cells and fibre systems embedded in the bone, which can be modified during ontogeny. Until recently it has only been possible to obtain 2D surface and thin section images of entheses, leaving their 3D histology largely unstudied except by extrapolation from 2D data. Entheses ...
Published on Jan 1, 2013in Bone4.36
Mary H. Schweitzer24
Estimated H-index: 24
(NCSU: North Carolina State University),
Wenxia Zheng10
Estimated H-index: 10
(NCSU: North Carolina State University)
+ 1 AuthorsMarshall W. Bern40
Estimated H-index: 40
(PARC)
article i nfo The discovery of soft, transparent microstructures in dinosaur bone consistent in morphology with osteocytes was controversial. We hypothesize that, if original, these microstructures will have molecular features in com- mon with extant osteocytes. We present immunological and mass spectrometry evidence for preservation of proteins comprising extant osteocytes (Actin, Tubulin, PHEX, Histone H4) in osteocytes recovered from two non-avian dinosaurs. Furthermore, antibodies to DNA sho...
Published on Sep 1, 2012in Bone4.36
Edwin Alberto Cadena Rueda11
Estimated H-index: 11
(NCSU: North Carolina State University),
Mary H. Schweitzer24
Estimated H-index: 24
(NCSU: North Carolina State University)
article i nfo Here we describe variations in osteocytes derived from each of the three bone layers that comprise the turtle shell. We examine osteocytes in bone from four extant turtle species to form a morphological 'baseline' ,a nd then compare these with morphologies of osteocytes preserved in Cenozoic and Mesozoic fossils. Two different morphotypes of osteocytes are recognized: flattened-oblate osteocytes (FO osteocytes), which are particularly abundant in the internal cortex and lamellae of...
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Published on Dec 1, 2019in Scientific Reports4.01
Yoshitsugu Kobayashi15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Hokkaido University),
Tomohiro Nishimura11
Estimated H-index: 11
+ 6 AuthorsKazuhiko Sakurai1
Estimated H-index: 1
A nearly complete skeleton of a new hadrosaurid, Kamuysaurus japonicus gen. et sp. nov., was discovered from the outer shelf deposits of the Upper Cretaceous Hakobuchi Formation of the Yezo Group in Hobetsu area of Mukawa town in Hokkaido, Japan. Kamuysaurus belongs to the sub-clade of Hadrosaurinae, Edmontosaurini, and forms a monophyly with Laiyangosaurus and Kerberosaurus from the northern Far East. Kamuysaurus has a long anterior platform for the nasofrontal sutural surface, which may indica...
Published on 2019in PeerJ2.35
Alida M. Bailleul6
Estimated H-index: 6
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Jingmai K. O'Connor22
Estimated H-index: 22
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Mary H. Schweitzer24
Estimated H-index: 24
Published on Sep 19, 2019in bioRxiv
Donald Davesne4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Oxford),
Armin D. Schmitt (University of Oxford)+ 2 AuthorsSophie Sanchez15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Uppsala University)
Osteocytes, cells embedded within the bone mineral matrix, inform on key aspects of vertebrate biology. In particular, a relationship between volumes of the osteocytes and bone growth and/or genome size has been proposed for several tetrapod lineages. However, the variation in osteocyte volume across different scales is poorly characterised, and mostly relies on incomplete, two-dimensional information. In this study, we propose to characterise the variation of osteocyte volumes in ray-finned fis...
Published on Jul 5, 2019in Biological Journal of The Linnean Society2.20
Elizaveta A. Boitsova1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SPbU: Saint Petersburg State University),
Pavel P. Skutschas13
Estimated H-index: 13
(SPbU: Saint Petersburg State University)
+ 3 AuthorsOlga A Masuytina
Published on May 1, 2019in Comptes Rendus Palevol1.82
Pavel P. Skutschas13
Estimated H-index: 13
,
Pavel G. Saburov + 1 AuthorsVeniamin V. Kolchanov1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract This paper presents histological data on the long bones of different size (age) individuals of the basal cryptobranchid salamander Eoscapherpeton asiaticum from the Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) of Uzbekistan. E . asiaticum is similar to modern members of Cryptobranchidae in being relatively large (estimated body length up to 50–60 cm), aquatic, and neotenic. The analysis of growth series of femora demonstrates a significant histological maturation during ontogeny, expressed by the progre...
Published on Feb 11, 2019in PeerJ2.35
Christopher T. Griffin3
Estimated H-index: 3
(VT: Virginia Tech),
Lauren S. Bano1
Estimated H-index: 1
(VT: Virginia Tech)
+ 3 AuthorsSterling J. Nesbitt30
Estimated H-index: 30
(VT: Virginia Tech)
Published on Jan 1, 2019in Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciencias0.94
Fábio Hiratsuka Veiga1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UFRGS: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul),
Jennifer Botha-Brink16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of the Free State)
+ 2 AuthorsMarina Bento Soares13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UFRGS: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
Published on Dec 1, 2018in Scientific Reports4.01
Edina Prondvai8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UGent: Ghent University),
Pascal Godefroit20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)
+ 1 AuthorsDongyu Hu4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Ministry of Land and Resources of the People's Republic of China)
With their elongated forelimbs and variable aerial skills, paravian dinosaurs, a clade also comprising modern birds, are in the hotspot of vertebrate evolutionary research. Inferences on the early evolution of flight largely rely on bone and feather morphology, while osteohistological traits are usually studied to explore life-history characteristics. By sampling and comparing multiple homologous fore- and hind limb elements, we integrate for the first time qualitative and quantitative osteohist...
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