Relationship between shortness of final body height and fluctuating asymmetry in Turkish young males.

Ozener B. , Ertugrul B.

Annals of human biology, cilt.38, sa.1, ss.34-8, 2011 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/03014460.2010.486770
  • Dergi Adı: Annals of human biology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.34-8


Background: Body height is a versatile bio-indicator in that it reflects the quality of physical development. Fluctuating asymmetry, on the other hand, refers to small random deviations from perfect symmetry in bilaterally paired structures and is believed to reflect the ability of an organism to cope with genetic and environmental stresses during its development.