Determinants of inter-specific variation in basal metabolic rate

  title={Determinants of inter-specific variation in basal metabolic rate},
  author={Craig R White and Michael Ray Kearney},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the rate of metabolism of a resting, postabsorptive, non-reproductive, adult bird or mammal, measured during the inactive circadian phase at a thermoneutral temperature. BMR is one of the most widely measured physiological traits, and data are available for over 1,200 species. With data available for such a wide range of species, BMR is a benchmark measurement in ecological and evolutionary physiology, and is often used as a reference against which other levels of… CONTINUE READING
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