Quantitative developmental data in a phylogenetic framework.

  title={Quantitative developmental data in a phylogenetic framework.},
  author={Norberto Pedro Giannini},
  journal={Journal of experimental zoology. Part B, Molecular and developmental evolution},
  volume={322 8},
Following the embryonic period of organogenesis, most development is allometric growth, which is thought to produce most of the evolutionary morphological divergence between related species. Bivariate or multivariate coefficients of allometry are used to describe quantitative developmental data and are comparable across taxa; as such, these coefficients are amenable to direct treatment in a phylogenetic framework. Mapping of actual allometric coefficients onto phylogenetic trees is supported on… CONTINUE READING