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How asymmetrical before its asymmetrical?

Borges, Renee M (2000) How asymmetrical before its asymmetrical? In: Journal of Biosciences, 25 (2). pp. 121-122.


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The last ten years have witnessed the shifting fortunes of the fluctuating asymmetry (FA) paradigm (called the fluctuating paradigm by Simmons et al 1998). FA is the small (often < 1%) random deviations from perfect bilateral symmetry that occur during the development of symmetrical traits. The asymmetry is considered to be indicative of developmental instability or the inability of the genome to buffer development against environmental stressors (Swaddle 1999).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Biosciences
Publisher: Indian Academy Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1706

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