CLIMATIC ADAPTATION AND THE EVOLUTION OF BASAL AND MAXIMUM RATES OF METABOLISM IN RODENTS

@article{Rezende2004CLIMATICAA,
  title={CLIMATIC ADAPTATION AND THE EVOLUTION OF BASAL AND MAXIMUM RATES OF METABOLISM IN RODENTS},
  author={E. Rezende and F. Bozinovic and Jr Theodore Garland},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={58}
}
Abstract Metabolic rate is a key aspect of organismal biology and the identification of selective factors that have led to species differences is a major goal of evolutionary physiology. We tested whether environmental characteristics and/or diet were significant predictors of interspecific variation in rodent metabolic rates. Mass‐specific basal metabolic rates (BMR) and maximum metabolic rates (MMR, measured during cold exposure in a He‐O2 atmosphere) were compiled from the literature… Expand
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