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Involution croissante et Règle de Cope

  title={Involution croissante et R{\`e}gle de Cope},
  author={J. Guex},
  • J. Guex
  • Published 2001
  • Biology
  • In this paper, we demonstrate that Cope's rule merely describes the particular case where volume increase is strictly coupled with the linear dimension of the organisms. Allometries which are frequently observed in the evolution of the organisms' morphology mean that their size, volume and surface can vary independently. The consequences of this can he summarized as follows. Volume increase not coupled with an increase of the linear dimension of the organisms generates increasing involution and… CONTINUE READING
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