Endre søk
RefereraExporteraLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annet format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annet språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Human size evolution: no allometric relationship between male and female stature
Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Zoologiska institutionen, Avdelningen för zoologisk ekologi.
Stockholms universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, Zoologiska institutionen, Avdelningen för zoologisk ekologi. Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Centrum för evolutionär kulturforskning.ORCID-id: 0000-0003-3245-0850
2004 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of Human Evolution, ISSN 0047-2484, E-ISSN 1095-8606, Vol. 47, nr 4, s. 253-266Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

In many animal groups, sexual size dimorphism tends to be more pronounced in species with large body size. Similarly, in a previous cross-cultural analysis, male and female stature in humans were shown to be positively allometrically related, indicating a similar relationship where populations with larger stature were more dimorphic. In this study, we re-examine the hypothesis of an allometric relationship between the sexes using phylogenetic methodology. First, however, we tested whether there exist phylogenetic signals in male and female stature. Data on mean stature from 124 human populations was gathered from the literature. A phylogenetic test showed that male and female stature were significantly associated with phylogeny. These results indicate that comparative methods that to some degree incorporate genetic relatedness between populations are crucial when analyzing human size evolution in a cross-cultural context. Further, neither non-phylogenetic nor phylogenetic analyses revealed any allometric relationship between male and female stature. Thus, we found no support for the idea that sexual dimorphism increases with increasing stature in humans

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
2004. Vol. 47, nr 4, s. 253-266
Emneord [en]
Sexual dimorphism; Stature; Height; Rensch's rule; Allometry; Cross-cultural research; Phylogenetic signal
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-37778DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2004.07.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-37778DiVA, id: diva2:305090
Tilgjengelig fra: 2010-03-22 Laget: 2010-03-22 Sist oppdatert: 2022-02-24bibliografisk kontrollert

Open Access i DiVA

Fulltekst mangler i DiVA

Andre lenker

Forlagets fulltekst

Person

Gustafsson, AndersLindenfors, Patrik

Søk i DiVA

Av forfatter/redaktør
Gustafsson, AndersLindenfors, Patrik
Av organisasjonen
I samme tidsskrift
Journal of Human Evolution

Søk utenfor DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric

doi
urn-nbn
Totalt: 399 treff
RefereraExporteraLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Annet format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annet språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf