Masayoshi Tokita

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Affiliation: Kyoto University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Morphogenesis of parrot jaw muscles: understanding the development of an evolutionary novelty
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606 8502 Japan
    J Morphol 259:69-81. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint The skull development of parrots with special reference to the emergence of a morphologically unique cranio-facial hinge
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 20:749-58. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary history of African lungfish: a hypothesis from molecular phylogeny
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 35:281-6. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Cranial neural crest cell migration in cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus (Aves: Psittaciformes)
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    J Morphol 267:333-40. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Normal embryonic development of the Japanese pipistrelle, Pipistrellus abramus
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Zoology (Jena) 109:137-47. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Evolution of craniofacial novelty in parrots through developmental modularity and heterochrony
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwakecho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Evol Dev 9:590-601. 2007
  7. pmc The mitochondrial phylogeny of an ancient lineage of ray-finned fishes (Polypteridae) with implications for the evolution of body elongation, pelvic fin loss, and craniofacial morphology in Osteichthyes
    Dai Suzuki
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    BMC Evol Biol 10:21. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint The evolution of female mole ovotestes evidences high plasticity of mammalian gonad development
    F David Carmona
    Departamento de Genetica, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 310:259-66. 2008

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Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint Morphogenesis of parrot jaw muscles: understanding the development of an evolutionary novelty
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606 8502 Japan
    J Morphol 259:69-81. 2004
    ..The upper tip of the muscle is accompanied by condensed mesenchyme, which seems to be derived from cephalic neural crest cells...
  2. ncbi request reprint The skull development of parrots with special reference to the emergence of a morphologically unique cranio-facial hinge
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 20:749-58. 2003
    ..The parrot-specific suborbital arch and cranio-facial hinge are not seen until birds leave the nest and can feed themselves. In conclusion, these structures are considered to be essential for eating hard and/or large meals...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary history of African lungfish: a hypothesis from molecular phylogeny
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 35:281-6. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Cranial neural crest cell migration in cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus (Aves: Psittaciformes)
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    J Morphol 267:333-40. 2006
    ..Such a temporal shift in cranial NCC migration might influence architectural patterning of parrot jaw muscles that generates new muscle like M. pseudomasseter...
  5. ncbi request reprint Normal embryonic development of the Japanese pipistrelle, Pipistrellus abramus
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Zoology (Jena) 109:137-47. 2006
    ..The overall nature of organogenesis was almost similar in both P. abramus and C. perspicillata. Species-specific differences in bats were observed at later stages of embryogenesis, notably in the craniofacial and tail regions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evolution of craniofacial novelty in parrots through developmental modularity and heterochrony
    Masayoshi Tokita
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa Oiwakecho, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    Evol Dev 9:590-601. 2007
    ..On the basis of this study, we suggest that in the development of novel traits, modularity and heterochrony facilitate the diversification of parrot cranial morphology...
  7. pmc The mitochondrial phylogeny of an ancient lineage of ray-finned fishes (Polypteridae) with implications for the evolution of body elongation, pelvic fin loss, and craniofacial morphology in Osteichthyes
    Dai Suzuki
    Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto 606 8502, Japan
    BMC Evol Biol 10:21. 2010
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  8. ncbi request reprint The evolution of female mole ovotestes evidences high plasticity of mammalian gonad development
    F David Carmona
    Departamento de Genetica, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 310:259-66. 2008
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