The Evolution of Modularity in the Mammalian Skull I: Morphological Integration Patterns and Magnitudes

@article{Porto2008TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Modularity in the Mammalian Skull I: Morphological Integration Patterns and Magnitudes},
  author={A. Porto and F. B. D. Oliveira and L. T. Shirai and V. D. Conto and G. Marroig},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={118-135}
}
Morphological integration refers to the modular structuring of inter-trait relationships in an organism, which could bias the direction and rate of morphological change, either constraining or facilitating evolution along certain dimensions of the morphospace. Therefore, the description of patterns and magnitudes of morphological integration and the analysis of their evolutionary consequences are central to understand the evolution of complex traits. Here we analyze morphological integration in… Expand

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