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Cell size as a link between noncoding DNA and metabolic rate scaling
Accumulation of noncoding DNA and therefore genome size (C-value) may be under strong selection toward increase of body size accompanied by low metabolic costs. C-value directly affects cell size andExpand
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Optimal allocation of resources to growth and reproduction: Implications for age and size at maturity.
The schedule of growth and reproduction is crucial to maximization of fitness. Models of optimal allocation of limiting resources are useful tools for predicting age and size at maturity - keyExpand
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Is West, Brown and Enquist's model of allometric scaling mathematically correct and biologically relevant?
exponent for metabolic rate) orone of the basic model assumptions, that is, the size-invariance of terminal supplying vessels, must be vio-lated. Then we show that animals built according toWBE’sExpand
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Optimal allocation of resources explains interspecific life-history patterns in animals with indeterminate growth
  • J. Kozłowski
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 May 1996
In a previous paper it was suggested that interspecific allometries of physiological (respiration, assimilation and production rates) as well as life-history (age and size at maturity, lifeExpand
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Can Optimal Resource Allocation Models Explain Why Ectotherms Grow Larger in Cold?1
Abstract Basically all organisms can be classified as determinate growers if their growth stops or almost stops at maturation, or indeterminate growers if growth is still intense after maturation.Expand
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Why are species’ body size distributions usually skewed to the right?
Summary 1. Species’ body size distributions are right-skewed, symmetric or left-skewed, but right-skewness strongly prevails. 2. Skewness changes with taxonomic level, with a tendency to highExpand
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Optimal individual growth and reproduction in perennial species with indeterminate growth
SummaryA model predicting optimal timing of growth and reproduction in perennial species with indeterminate growth living in a seasonal environment, is presented. According to the model, the optimalExpand
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Measuring fitness in life,,history studies.
  • J. Kozłowski
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 March 1993
8 Ryan, M.J. (1991) JrendsEcol. Evol. 6, Sm. Lond. Ser. 6 lin press) 15 Lotem, A., Nakamura, H. and Zahavi, 351-355 12 Dunbar, R.I.M. (1992) J. Hum. Evof. A (1992) Behav. EGO/. 3. 128-132 9 ten Cate,Expand
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The distribution, biology, population dynamics and harmfulness of Arion lusitanicus Mabille, 1868 (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Arionidae) in Poland
Population studies on Arion lusitanicus, a slug species introduced into Poland, were carried out over the last decade. The slug occurs commonly in some areas and spreads out relatively quickly. ItExpand
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Allocation of energy between growth and reproduction: The Pontryagin Maximum Principle solution for the case of age- and season-dependent mortality
Optimal allocation of energy to growth and reproduction was studied with a dynamic optimization method for long-lived animals inhabiting a seasonal environment. We found that, after maturation, it isExpand
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