Skeletal strain patterns and growth in the emu hindlimb during ontogeny.

  title={Skeletal strain patterns and growth in the emu hindlimb during ontogeny.},
  author={Russell P Main and Andrew A. Biewener},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={210 Pt 15},
Most studies examining changes in mechanical performance in animals across size have typically focused on inter-specific comparisons across large size ranges. Scale effects, however, can also have important consequences in vertebrates as they increase in size and mass during ontogeny. The goal of this study was to examine how growth and development in the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) hindlimb skeleton reflects the demands placed upon it by ontogenetic changes in locomotor mechanics and body… CONTINUE READING

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