Big or fast: two strategies in the developmental control of body size.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Adult body size is controlled by the mechanisms that stop growth when a species-characteristic size has been reached. The mechanisms by which size is sensed and by which this information is transduced to the growth regulating system are beginning to be understood in a few species of insects. Two rather different strategies for control have been discovered; one favors large body size and the other favors rapid development.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nijhout, HF

Published Date

  • August 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 /

Start / End Page

  • 57 -

PubMed ID

  • 26239356

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4524427

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1741-7007

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1741-7007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s12915-015-0173-x


  • eng