allometry


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allometry

(ə-lŏm′ĭ-trē)
n.
1. The disproportionate growth of a part or parts of an organism as the organism changes in size.
2. The study of such growth.

al′lo·met′ric (ăl′ə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
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The estimation of aerobic capacity using allometry equations of y = a[m.sup.b] was determined.
Variability of tree biomass between the four agroecological zones showed no significant difference (p-value > 0.05) implying that though there could be a slight difference in the allometry of the tree species among AEZ, the total biomass does not vary.
The models of hierarchical allometry can be applied to the rank-size distribution of Chinese cities.
The diphasic allometry typically found in HW, that is, the allometric slope, is moderate in the nanitics and the queens but is steep in the other workers (see Figure 2).
The minorant growth allometry of the length weight relation-ship for the whole population agrees with results of other studies (Table 4 and 5).
The allometry pattern for each parameter was established by testing the slope (b) of the regression equations against isometry ([H.sub.o]: b = 1) applying the Student's t-test.
Relationships between the growth of the cardiac measurement and fetal parameters were explored by allometry and linear regression analysis in order to estimate cardiac growth rates during the third trimester.
(1999) studied allometry in wool breed lambs and found that both shoulder and hindquarter were isogonic in relation to cold carcass weight, corroborating the results obtained in this work.
Allometry and functional constraints on proboscis lengths in butterflies.
The ontogeny and adult allometry of Pseudagnostus merit study because the genus persists across a Late Cambrian extinction boundary.
The constant of allometry "b = 3" was determined for each parameter by using power function Y= axb and the equations were linearized by logarithmic transformation.