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

Ozener B., Ertugrul B.

ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, vol.38, no.1, pp.34-38, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/03014460.2010.486770
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-38


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.