The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 445–452 | Cite as

Gompertz curves, allometry and embryogenesis

  • Michael A. B. Deakin


A number of new properties of the Gompertz curve are derived. In particular, the curve is shown to be of particular importance in the theory of biological similitude, because of a direct relation to the allometric law. A discussion is included indicating some of the practical limitations of the theory.


Growth Curve Biophysics Volume Mind Equation Gompertz Curve Putational Error 
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© N. Rashevsky 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. B. Deakin
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  1. 1.Papua and New Guinea Institute of TechnologyPapua New Guinea

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