The proximate determinants of insect size
Department of Genetics and Development, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 701 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
Journal of Biology 2006, 5:15 doi:10.1186/jbiol47Published: 2 August 2006
One of the least understood aspects of animal development – the determination of body size – is currently the subject of intense scrutiny. A new study employs a modeling approach to expose the factors that matter in the control of insect size.