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Waltzing with Asymmetry
R emarkably few things escaped Aristotle's attention, or Darwin's for that matter. Aristotle noted regular patterns of bilateral asvmmetries in animals: "In the Caribi -and in the Carcini [rrueExpand
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QUASIREPLICATION AND THE CONTRACT OF ERROR: Lessons from Sex Ratios, Heritabilities and Fluctuating Asymmetry
▪ Abstract Selective reporting—e.g., the preferential publication of results that are statistically significant, or consistent with theory or expectation—presents a challenge to meta-analysis andExpand
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EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF NORTHERN HEMISPHERE NUCELLA (GASTROPODA, MURICIDAE): MOLECULAR, MORPHOLOGICAL, ECOLOGICAL, AND PALEONTOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
By combining data from a variety of sources we explore patterns of evolution and speciation in Nucella, a widely studied genus of shallow‐water marine neogastropods. We present a hypothesis ofExpand
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Symmetry Breaking and the Evolution of Development
  • A. Palmer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 29 October 2004
Because of its simplicity, the binary-switch nature of left-right asymmetry permits meaningful comparisons among many different organisms. Phylogenetic analyses of asymmetry variation, inheritance,Expand
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Effect of crab effluent and scent of damaged conspecifics on feeding, growth, and shell morphology of the Atlantic dogwhelk Nucella lapillus (L.)
Juvenile Nucella lapillus of two different shell phenotypes, exposed shore and protected shore, were maintained in running seawater under each of three experimental conditions for 94 d: a) laboratoryExpand
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Detecting Publication Bias in Meta‐analyses: A Case Study of Fluctuating Asymmetry and Sexual Selection
  • A. Palmer
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 August 1999
Those familiar with human nature and the publication process acknowledge that biases due to selective reporting of results are likely widespread in all fields of academic inquiry that depend on toolsExpand
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Calcification in marine molluscs: how costly is it?
  • A. Palmer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 15 February 1992
Although crucial to our understanding of skeletal evolution in marine invertebrates, the cost of calcification has remained elusive for a simple reason: CaCO3 is an inorganic material. Its cost thusExpand
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MORPHOLOGICAL PHYLOGENY OF ALPHEID SHRIMPS: PARALLEL PREADAPTATION AND THE ORIGIN OF A KEY MORPHOLOGICAL INNOVATION, THE SNAPPING CLAW
Abstract The Alpheidae—possibly the most diverse family of recent decapod crustaceans—offers attractive opportunities to study the evolution of many intriguing phenomena, including key morphologicalExpand
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The Late Cambrian Spice (δ13C) Event and the Sauk II-SAUK III Regression: New Evidence from Laurentian Basins in Utah, Iowa, and Newfoundland
Carbon isotope data from Upper Cambrian sections in three Laurentian basins in northern Utah, central Iowa, and western Newfoundland record a large positive d 13 C excursion (SPICE event) of up to 1Expand
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