Calcification of the Permanent First Mandibular Molar in Rhesus Monkeys

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Science  25 Aug 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3478, pp. 566
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3478.566


Evidence suggests that in rhesus monkeys calcification in the mandibular permanent first molar commences much earlier than has been previously reported. This tooth is the first secondary dental element to calcify, as it is in man.