Competition among body parts in the development and evolution of insect morphology.

@article{Nijhout1998CompetitionAB,
  title={Competition among body parts in the development and evolution of insect morphology.},
  author={H. Nijhout and D. Emlen},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={95 7},
  pages={
          3685-9
        }
}
  • H. Nijhout, D. Emlen
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Changes in form during ontogeny and evolution depend in large measure on changes in the relative growth of the various parts of the body. The current consensus in developmental biology is that the final size of appendages and internal organs is regulated autonomously, within the structure itself. Size regulation of body parts typically requires no external control and is thought to be relatively insensitive to signals from the developmental environment. We show in two very different systems… CONTINUE READING
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