Craniofacial Disorders - Orofacial Features and Peculiarities in Dental Treatment

Concepts of Genetics

Author(s): Lucimara Teixeira das Neves, Gisele da Silva Dalben and Marcia Ribeiro Gomide

Pp: 35-41 (7)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681085166117010008

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This chapter aims to explain the basic concepts of genetics for the dental professional. Knowledge on the definitions of types of malformations, as well as the basis and nomenclature of genetic terms, will be fundamental for the readers to allow a thorough understanding on the aspects presented in Chapters 4 to 9.

Keywords: Congenital abnormalities, Embryonic development, Fetal development, Genetic structures, Genetic processes.

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