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A functional skeletal criterion, as an extension of the van der Klaauw's cranial theory, was adopted in the present study. The null hypothesis tested was: "The major skeletal components of the platyrrhine body grow linearly, regardless of their functional dependence to different demands." The acceptance of the hypothesis will imply that all Saimiri skeletal(More)
The environmental effect on growth and sexual dimorphism is mediated by endocrinological dysfunctions. It was shown that malnutrition acts on the hypotalamus-pituitary-glandular axis. An experiment was made in Wistar rats to determine the effect of some gonadic hormones on the functional components of the skull to which sex dimorphism was alterated by a(More)
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