Heterochronic detection through a function for the ontogenetic variation of bone shape.

@article{Cubo2002HeterochronicDT,
  title={Heterochronic detection through a function for the ontogenetic variation of bone shape.},
  author={Jorge Cubo and D. Azagra and Adri{\`a} Casinos and Jacques Castanet},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={215 1},
  pages={57-66}
}
Heterochrony, evolutionary modifications in the rates and/or the timing of development, is widely recognized as an important agent of evolutionary change. In this paper, we are concerned with the detection of this evolutionary mechanism through the analysis of long bone growth. For this, we provide a function sigma (t) for the ontogenetic variation of bone shape by taking the ratio of two Gompertz curves explaining, respectively, the relative contribution to long bone growth of (a) endochondral… CONTINUE READING

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