Allen’s rule revisited: quantitative genetics of extremity length in the common frog along a latitudinal gradient

  title={Allen’s rule revisited: quantitative genetics of extremity length in the common frog along a latitudinal gradient},
  author={J. Alho and G. Herczeg and A. Laugen and K. R{\"a}s{\"a}nen and A. Laurila and J. Meril{\"a}},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  • J. Alho, G. Herczeg, +3 authors J. Merilä
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Evolutionary Biology
  • Ecogeographical rules linking climate to morphology have gained renewed interest because of climate change. Yet few studies have evaluated to what extent geographical trends ascribed to these rules have a genetic, rather than environmentally determined, basis. This applies especially to Allen’s rule, which states that the relative extremity length decreases with increasing latitude. We studied leg length in the common frog (Rana temporaria) along a 1500 km latitudinal gradient utilizing wild… CONTINUE READING
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