Many ways to be small: different environmental regulators of size generate distinct scaling relationships in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Shingleton2009ManyWT,
  title={Many ways to be small: different environmental regulators of size generate distinct scaling relationships in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Alexander W. Shingleton and Chad M. Estep and Michael V. Driscoll and Ian Dworkin},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={276 1667},
  pages={2625-33}
}
Static allometries, the scaling relationship between body and trait size, describe the shape of animals in a population or species, and are generated in response to variation in genetic or environmental regulators of size. In principle, allometries may vary with the different size regulators that generate them, which can be problematic since allometric differences are also used to infer patterns of selection on morphology. We test this hypothesis by examining the patterns of scaling in… CONTINUE READING