Curvature in metabolic scaling

@article{Kolokotrones2010CurvatureIM,
  title={Curvature in metabolic scaling},
  author={Tom Kolokotrones and V. Savage and Eric J. Deeds and W. Fontana},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={464},
  pages={753-756}
}
  • Tom Kolokotrones, V. Savage, +1 author W. Fontana
  • Published 2010
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • For more than three-quarters of a century it has been assumed that basal metabolic rate increases as body mass raised to some power p. However, there is no broad consensus regarding the value of p: whereas many studies have asserted that p is 3/4 (refs 1–4; ‘Kleiber’s law’), some have argued that it is 2/3 (refs 5–7), and others have found that it varies depending on factors like environment and taxonomy. Here we show that the relationship between mass and metabolic rate has convex curvature on… CONTINUE READING
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