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Edited by Christina Wahl

Wells College, United States of America

It is human nature to measure things, and this holds true for science as well as everyday life. The five papers in this book demonstrate the usefulness of a morphometric approach to a variety of subjects in natural history, including systematics, phenotypic plasticity in response to environmental variation, and ontogenetic adaptation. As our understanding of genetic control mechanisms and epigenetics has matured over the last several decades, it has become clear that morphometric assessment continues to be important to our overall understanding of natural variability in growth and form. The tremendous growth of our knowledge base during the last century has necessitated that we find new ways to measure and track greater detail as well as greater numbers of parameters among populations and individuals.

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MorphometricsEdited by Christina Wahl

Published: March 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2138

ISBN: 978-953-51-0172-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5222-4

Copyright year: 2012

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17278 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

32 Web of Science Citations

26 Dimensions Citations


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1. Applications of Morphometrics to the Hymenoptera, Particularly Bumble Bees (Bombus, Apidae)

By Robin E. Owen


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2. The Mosquito Fauna: From Metric Disparity to Species Diversity

By Jean-Pierre Dujardin, P. Thongsripong and Amy B. Henry


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3. Reproduction and Morphohlogy of the Travancore Tortoise (Indotestudo travancorica) Boulenger, 1907

By Nikhil Whitaker


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4. Morphometrics and Allometry in Fishes

By Paraskevi K. Karachle and Konstantinos I. Stergiou


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5. Morphometry Applied to the Study of Morphological Plasticity During Vertebrate Development

By Christina Wahl


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