Ecological correlates of body size in relation to cell size and cell number: patterns in flies, fish, fruits and foliage.

@article{Arendt2007EcologicalCO,
  title={Ecological correlates of body size in relation to cell size and cell number: patterns in flies, fish, fruits and foliage.},
  author={Jeffrey David Arendt},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={241-56}
}
Body size is important to most aspects of biology and is also one of the most labile traits. Despite its importance we know remarkably little about the proximate (developmental) factors that determine body size under different circumstances. Here, I review what is known about how cell size and number contribute to phenetic and genetic variation in body size in Drosophila melanogaster, several fish, and fruits and leaves of some angiosperms. Variation in resources influences size primarily… CONTINUE READING

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