Allen's Rule, Phenotypic Plasticity, and The Nature of Evolution

Allen's Rule, Phenotypic Plasticity, and The Nature of Evolution

Allen's Rule. Allen's Rule has mammals getting rounder in colder climates, by decreasing length of appendages such as limbs, tails and ears. Bunnies demonstrating Allen's rule. That's Allen's Rule. One would assume that significant differences in limb proportions between species that follow Allen's rule are genetic, even if there is a phenotypic effect.

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