A unifying explanation for diverse metabolic scaling in animals and plants

@article{Glazier2010AUE,
  title={A unifying explanation for diverse metabolic scaling in animals and plants},
  author={D. S. Glazier},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={85}
}
The scaling of metabolic rate with body mass has long been a controversial topic. Some workers have claimed that the slope of log‐log metabolic scaling relationships typically obeys a universal 3/4‐power law resulting from the geometry of resource‐transport networks. Others have attempted to explain the broad diversity of metabolic scaling relationships. Although several potentially useful models have been proposed, at present none successfully predicts the entire range of scaling relationships… Expand

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