Biological Shape Analysis: Proceedings Of The 2nd International Symposium, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814518417
  • ISBN-13: 9789814518413
  • DDC: 578.012
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 234 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This proceedings volume describes the current state of research dealing with biological shape analysis. The quantitative analysis of the shape of biological organisms represents a challenge that has now seen breakthroughs with new methodologies such as elliptical Fourier analysis, quantitative trait loci analysis (QTLs), thin plate splines, etc. The volume also illustrates the diversity of disciplines that are actively involved in the characterization and analysis of the biological shape. Some of the papers deal with the need to relate the underlying genome responsible for the actual observed characteristics of form. Moreover, many of the papers focus on the relationship of the shape to the processes that determine the biological form, an issue of major continuing concern in biology.This volume brings together for the second time practitioners from a variety of disciplines who have been concerned with the necessity of applying new methods to the analysis of biological shape.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
List of Symposium Participants.
1: Agricultural Crop Selection.
2: Can Machine Vision Substitute for Plant Breeders’ Eye? A Case of Whole Crop Shape Selection in Soybean Breeding.
3: Entomological Studies.
4: Genetic Architecture of the Developmental Buffering Machinery for Wing Shape in Fruit Flies.
5: Effect of Male Genital Spines on Female Remating Propensity in the West Indian Sweet Potato Weevil, Euscepes Postfasciatus.
6: Morphometric Studies on the Variation of Male Lucanid Beetle Mandibles.
7: Human Morphological Studies.
8: Craniofacial Morphology in Human Genetics.
9: An Application of Fourier Transform of Two-Dimensional Images: A Case Study of Human Vertebral Tuberculosis of Hokkaido Ainu.
10: Representation of the Mandible as a Curve in 3-Space: A Preliminary Study Using Fourier Descriptors.
11: Mandibular Shape Analysis of Plio-Pleistocene Hominins: Fourier Descriptors in Norma Lateralis.
12: Assessment of Body Image Perception: A Preliminary Study Using Elliptic Fourier Descriptors.
13: Primate Studies.
14: Craniofacial Covariation in Extant Great Apes: A Geometric Morphometric Study.