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A structural biorhythm related to human sexual dimorphism

Mahoney, Patrick; McFarlane, Gina; Pitfield, Rosie; O'Hara, Mackie C.; Miszkiewicz, Justyna; Deter, Chris; Seal, Hannah; Guatelli-Steinberg, Debbie


Life on earth is regulated by biological rhythms, some of which oscillate with a circadian, monthly or lunar cycle. Recent research suggests that there is a near weekly biorhythm that may exert an influence on human skeletal growth. Evidence for the timing of this biorhythm is retained in tooth enamel as the periodicity of Retzius lines. Studies report that Retzius periodicity (RP) relates to adult human stature and enamel thickness. Adult human stature is sexually dimorphic, and so is enamel...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-08-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Structural Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2020.107550
Access Rights: Open Access


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