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A two-phase model for smoothly joining disparate growth phases in the macropodid Thylogale billardierii

McMahon, Clive R; Buscot, Marie-Jeanne; Wiggins, Natasha L; Collier, Neil; Maindonald, John H; McCallum, Hamish; Bowman, David M. J. S


Generally, sigmoid curves are used to describe the growth of animals over their lifetime. However, because growth rates often differ over an animal's lifetime a single curve may not accurately capture the growth. Broken-stick models constrained to pass through a common point have been proposed to describe the different growth phases, but these are often unsatisfactory because essentially there are still two functions that describe the lifetime growth. To provide a single, converged model to age...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-10-12
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024934


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