The effect of sex upon growth in the pig / being the thesis submitted by "Bough" for the M. Agr. Sc. degree
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No abstract. The following is taken from the introduction: "Almost a quarter of a century has ela sed since D'Aroy Thompson ( 1) published his c lassioal work "Growth and Form", in which he demonstrated that all living organisms,except the yery simplest owe their form to the phenomena of differential growth . ' During this period there has been a realisation that the phenomena of di fferential growth are fundamental to many branc hes of biologi cal study, and many of the broad empirical laws invol ved have been inyestigated. Huxle3 (2), in his book "Problems of Relative Growth", brings together the accumulated work of many scientists and clear ]3 demonstrates the widespread occurrence of d ifferential growth gradients in many diverse species and shows tbat many cases of heterogenic growth. are capable of" quantitative exp.ression..."
Pig growth, Pig physiology, Pig carcase, Pig body composition