Concepts of Genetics
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Lucimara Teixeira das Neves, Gisele da Silva Dalben and Marcia Ribeiro Gomide
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.
Congenital abnormalities, Embryonic development, Fetal
development, Genetic structures, Genetic processes.
Bauru School of Dentistry and Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo, Brazil.