Decreased developmental stability as assessed by fluctuating asymmetry of morphometric traits in preterm infants.

@article{Livshits1988DecreasedDS,
  title={Decreased developmental stability as assessed by fluctuating asymmetry of morphometric traits in preterm infants.},
  author={G. Livshits and L. Davidi and E. Kobyliansky and D. Ben-Amitai and Y. Levi and P. Merlob},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  year={1988},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          793-805
        }
}
Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) of 8 morphometric traits was studied in 113 preterm infants (26-36 wk of gestation), 103 term infants (37-41 wk), and their respective parents. With 3 different measures of FA, the highest values were obtained from extremely preterm infants (26-29 wk), and the lowest from the group of term infants. The estimates of FA values among parents, particularly mothers, showed a similar, albeit less pronounced, trend. Multiple regression analysis of individual mean FA values… Expand
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