Developmental model of static allometry in holometabolous insects.

  title={Developmental model of static allometry in holometabolous insects.},
  author={Alexander W. Shingleton and Christen Kerry Mirth and P. W. Bates},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={275 1645},
The regulation of static allometry is a fundamental developmental process, yet little is understood of the mechanisms that ensure organs scale correctly across a range of body sizes. Recent studies have revealed the physiological and genetic mechanisms that control nutritional variation in the final body and organ size in holometabolous insects. The implications these mechanisms have for the regulation of static allometry is, however, unknown. Here, we formulate a mathematical description of… CONTINUE READING