High variation in developmental instability under non-normal developmental error: a Bayesian perspective.

@article{Dongen2005HighVI,
  title={High variation in developmental instability under non-normal developmental error: a Bayesian perspective.},
  author={Stefan Van Dongen and Willem Talloen and Luc Lens},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={236 3},
  pages={
          263-75
        }
}
The developmental mechanisms behind developmental instability (DI) are only poorly understood. Nevertheless, fluctuating asymmetry (FA) is often used a surrogate for DI. Based on statistical arguments it is often assumed that individual levels of FA are only weakly associated with the underlying DI. Patterns in FA therefore need to be interpreted with caution, and should ideally be transformed into patterns in DI. In order to be able to achieve that, assumptions about the distribution of… CONTINUE READING

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