[Intracranial allometry and craniologic changes during domestication of silver foxes]

Genetika. 1991 Sep;27(9):1605-11.
[Article in Russian]


Skull proportions and pattern of intracranial allometry in farm foxes of bred domesticated populations are compared. Changes in skull measurements and bivariate allometry are observed in domesticated males, which in this respect become closer to domesticated females. The changes in the allometry pattern in the domesticated population points to deep modifications of regulatory ontogenetic processes which underlie the allometric growth. However, morphological changes in domesticated foxes cannot be only accounted for by allometry.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic / anatomy & histology*
  • Animals, Domestic / growth & development
  • Cephalometry*
  • Female
  • Foxes / anatomy & histology*
  • Foxes / growth & development
  • Humans
  • Male