• The form-function relationship of vertebrates: A selected review

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      Vertebrates; form-function relationship; evolutionary approach; ontogenetic approach; holistic approach

    • Abstract


      A selected literature dealing with the relationship between vertebrate structures and functions has been reviewed. Published literature in this field generally relates to three approaches: evolutionary, ontogenetic and holistic. This paper explains the salient features of these approaches and how their findings can be verified experimentally. Evolutionary approach can only make use of theoretical explanation, whereas, in both ontogenetic and holistic approaches experimentation is possible.

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      Hiran M Dutta1

      1. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio - 44242, USA
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