The Evolutionary Role of Modularity and Integration in the Hominoid Cranium

@inproceedings{Mitteroecker2008TheER,
  title={The Evolutionary Role of Modularity and Integration in the Hominoid Cranium},
  author={P. Mitteroecker and F. Bookstein},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2008}
}
  • P. Mitteroecker, F. Bookstein
  • Published in
    Evolution; international…
    2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract Patterns of morphological integration and modularity among shape features emerge from genetic and developmental factors with varying pleiotropic effects. Factors or processes affecting morphology only locally may respond to selection more easily than common factors that may lead to deleterious side effects and hence are expected to be more conserved. We briefly review evidence for such global factors in primate cranial development as well as for local factors constrained to either the… CONTINUE READING
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