Can the basal metabolic rate of endotherms be explained by biophysical modeling? Response to "a new model for the body size-metabolism relationship".


The physiological mechanisms that determine basal metabolic rate (BMR) of endotherms have long been debated. This journal has recently presented a new model, based on biophysical principles of heat flux through the tissues of mammals, that attempts to explain the allometric relationship between BMR and body size. We offer a critique of the model and… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/658083


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