Mason N Dean

Summary

Affiliation: Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Very low pressures drive ventilatory flow in chimaeroid fishes
    Mason N Dean
    Department of Biomaterials, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Am Muhlenberg 1, 14424 Potsdam, Germany
    J Morphol 273:461-79. 2012
  2. pmc Ontogeny of the tessellated skeleton: insight from the skeletal growth of the round stingray Urobatis halleri
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Anat 215:227-39. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Tooth reorientation affects tooth function during prey processing and tooth ontogeny in the lesser electric ray, Narcine brasiliensis
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, 321 Steinhaus Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 2525, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 111:123-34. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Uniform strain in broad muscles: active and passive effects of the twisted tendon of the spotted ratfish Hydrolagus colliei
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, 321 Steinhaus Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 2525, USA
    J Exp Biol 210:3395-406. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Mineralized cartilage in the skeleton of chondrichthyan fishes
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, 321 Steinhaus Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 2525, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 109:164-8. 2006
  6. pmc Eating without hands or tongue: specialization, elaboration and the evolution of prey processing mechanisms in cartilaginous fishes
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, 321 Steinhaus Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 2525, USA
    Biol Lett 1:357-61. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Evolution of asynchronous motor activity in paired muscles: effects of ecology, morphology, and phylogeny
    Shannon P Gerry
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 48:272-82. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Functional morphology of jaw trabeculation in the lesser electric ray Narcine brasiliensis, with comments on the evolution of structural support in the Batoidea
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California 92697 2525, USA
    J Morphol 267:1137-46. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The evolution of cranial design, diet, and feeding mechanisms in batoid fishes
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, 321 Steinhaus Hall, Irvine CA 92697 2525, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 47:70-81. 2007

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. doi request reprint Very low pressures drive ventilatory flow in chimaeroid fishes
    Mason N Dean
    Department of Biomaterials, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Am Muhlenberg 1, 14424 Potsdam, Germany
    J Morphol 273:461-79. 2012
    ..We suggest that constraints on holocephalan jaw and hyoid movements were compensated for evolutionarily by novel visceral arch mechanics and kinematics...
  2. pmc Ontogeny of the tessellated skeleton: insight from the skeletal growth of the round stingray Urobatis halleri
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
    J Anat 215:227-39. 2009
    ..g. chondrocytes decreasing in density with age), the lack of chondrocyte hypertrophy and the fact that mineralization is sub-perichondral (not the case in mammalian cartilage) suggest that the similarities end there...
  3. doi request reprint Tooth reorientation affects tooth function during prey processing and tooth ontogeny in the lesser electric ray, Narcine brasiliensis
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, 321 Steinhaus Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 2525, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 111:123-34. 2008
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Uniform strain in broad muscles: active and passive effects of the twisted tendon of the spotted ratfish Hydrolagus colliei
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, 321 Steinhaus Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 2525, USA
    J Exp Biol 210:3395-406. 2007
    ..This divergence from ;typical' tendon morphology in the jaw adductors of H. colliei may be particularly important given the demands for high force production in durophagy...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mineralized cartilage in the skeleton of chondrichthyan fishes
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, 321 Steinhaus Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 2525, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 109:164-8. 2006
    ....
  6. pmc Eating without hands or tongue: specialization, elaboration and the evolution of prey processing mechanisms in cartilaginous fishes
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, 321 Steinhaus Hall, Irvine, CA 92697 2525, USA
    Biol Lett 1:357-61. 2005
    ..We suggest experimental methods to test these hypotheses empirically...
  7. doi request reprint Evolution of asynchronous motor activity in paired muscles: effects of ecology, morphology, and phylogeny
    Shannon P Gerry
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 48:272-82. 2008
    ..Incorporating this methodology will provide a more detailed understanding of the coordination and evolution of paired-muscle function in the feeding apparatus relative to behavioral and ecological performance...
  8. ncbi request reprint Functional morphology of jaw trabeculation in the lesser electric ray Narcine brasiliensis, with comments on the evolution of structural support in the Batoidea
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California 92697 2525, USA
    J Morphol 267:1137-46. 2006
    ..Thus, this method of structural support appears to have arisen twice independently in batoids and performs strikingly different ecological functions associated with the distribution of extreme loading environments...
  9. ncbi request reprint The evolution of cranial design, diet, and feeding mechanisms in batoid fishes
    Mason N Dean
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine, 321 Steinhaus Hall, Irvine CA 92697 2525, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 47:70-81. 2007
    ..We therefore urge future work to ground truth our study by testing the functional, dietary and evolutionary hypotheses suggested by our data...