This chapter is an attempt to synthesize the ideas presented earlier in this book. It is to some extent reductionistic because we want to unite a number of disparate ideas and so must reduce things to the basic form to make them manageable. Fuller discussion of most of the concepts is found in earlier chapters. A book of this sort should not only inform but also stimulate further thought and research. To that end, some of what follows is quite speculative.
KeywordsBody Size Body Plan Ontogenetic Change Small Organism Ontogenetic Trajectory
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