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Renaud includes a straight-forward definition of gigantism on page 14, although it might have been better positioned earlier in the text.
Sex determination and polyploid gigantism in the dwarf-surf clam, Mulinia lateralis Say.
Our research suggests gigantism in eucalypts evolved opportunistically within the last 20,000,000 years when the ideal environmental conditions for rapid tree growth were combined with the presence of wildfire.
While Fricke doesn't discount this theory, he believes that seasonal sojourns to areas rich in vegetation also played a part in the evolution of gigantism in sauropods.
His condition involves gigantism and it means he's grown out of his old seat.
After several years living in quiet seclusion, Jinny Bunford died at the age of 26 in 1922, the cause of death being given as hyperpituitarism and gigantism.
00pm) Documentary about 8ft Sultan Kosen, who recalls his humble origins in Turkey, his hopes of romance and the journey to find a cure for his life-threatening gigantism.
Growth hormone-producing adenomas are associated with acromegaly and/or gigantism, prolactin-producing adenomas cause hyperprolactinemia and its clinical sequela, adrenocorticotropin-producing adenomas are associated with Cushing or Nelson syndromes, thyrotropin-producing tumors are associated with disturbances of thyroid function, and rare clinically detectable gonadotroph adenomas usually result in hypogonadism.
A hand-wrist radiograph showed localised gigantism of the 2nd and 3rd digits with flexion deformity at the proximal metacarpo-phalangeal joints and soft tissue syndactyly of the 4th and 5th fingers, with fusion of the terminal phalanges.
ABSTRACT: There is strong empirical support for the island rule, whereby body size in insular populations of animals tends toward gigantism in small-bodied species and dwarfism in large-bodied species (> 10 kg).
The text provides an extensive overview of what is known about the evolution, adaptation, and extinction of fossil insular mammals, including their remarkable and sometimes bizarre adaptations such as dwarfism and gigantism.
neptunus (Butler, 1872)) display island gigantism where rolled-up specimens can reach a size comparable to a baseball or small orange (Wesener & Wagele 2008).