Design of the mammalian respiratory system. III Scaling maximum aerobic capacity to body mass: wild and domestic mammals.

@article{Taylor1981DesignOT,
  title={Design of the mammalian respiratory system. III Scaling maximum aerobic capacity to body mass: wild and domestic mammals.},
  author={C. Richard Taylor and Geoffrey Moriaso Ole Maloiy and Ewald R. Weibel and V. A. Langman and John M. Z. Kamau and Howard J. Seeherman and Norman C. Heglund},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1981},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={25-37}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the maximal rate of oxygen consumption (Vo2max) is scaled proportionally to Mb1.0, as the diffusing capacity of the lung, or proportionally to Mb0.75, as the standardized resting rate of oxygen consumption (V02std). We measured Vo2max on a variety of mammalian species (14 wild species and 8 domestic or laboratory species ranging in Mb from 7.2 g to 263 kg) using the same 'treadmill' procedure for all animals. For the wild species we found… CONTINUE READING

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