A Comparative Study of the Cause and Significance of Morphological Variation in Adults and Pupae of Culicoides: a Factor Analysis and Multiple Regression Study.

@article{Atchley1971ACS,
  title={A Comparative Study of the Cause and Significance of Morphological Variation in Adults and Pupae of Culicoides: a Factor Analysis and Multiple Regression Study.},
  author={William R. Atchley},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1971},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={563-583}
}
When exammmg the evolutionary patterns in a given organism, one can logically argue that natural selection operates on the interlocking of patterns of growth, rather than single characters. Further, the adaptations of populations are multidimensional and reflect the interaction of the organism with a number of environmental parameters. To examine the validity of these two statements, two problems must be resolved. First is the resolution of large suites of characters into a few biologically… CONTINUE READING

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