Review Articles In Allometry

 Allometry, in its broadest sense, describes how the characteristics of living creatures change with size. The term originally mentioned the scaling relationship between the dimensions of a part and therefore the size of the body as an entire , as both grow during development. However, more recently the meaning of the term allometry has been modified and expanded to ask biological scaling relationships generally , be it for morphological traits (e.g., the connection between brain size and body size among adult humans), physiological traits (e.g., the connection between rate and body size among mammal species) or ecological traits (e.g., the connection between wing size and flight performance in birds). Indeed, allometric relationships are often described for nearly any co-varying biological measurements, leading to broad usage of the term. However, a unifying theme is that allometry describes how traits or processes scale with each other . The study of allometry concerns the functional mechanisms that generate these scaling relationship, how they impact ecology, and the way they answer and influence evolution.The term allometry was coined by Julian Huxley and Georges Tessier in 1936, when it had been applied to the phenomenon of relative growth. Huxley had been studying the extraordinarily large claw (or chela) of the male crab , Uca pugnax, and was curious about how the crab grew to supply such an exaggerated trait.  

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