Darwin and Huxley revisited: the origin of allometry
The Salk Institute, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Journal of Biology 2009, 8:14 doi:10.1186/jbiol119Published: 23 February 2009
The relative sizes of parts of an organism frequently depend on the absolute size of the individual, a relationship that is generally described by power laws. I show here that these power laws are a consequence of the way evolution operates.