Effects of Size and Temperature on Metabolic Rate

@article{Gillooly2001EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of Size and Temperature on Metabolic Rate},
  author={J. Gillooly and J. Brown and G. West and V. Savage and E. Charnov},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={293},
  pages={2248 - 2251}
}
  • J. Gillooly, J. Brown, +2 authors E. Charnov
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • We derive a general model, based on principles of biochemical kinetics and allometry, that characterizes the effects of temperature and body mass on metabolic rate. [...] Key Result The model fits metabolic rates of microbes, ectotherms, endotherms (including those in hibernation), and plants in temperatures ranging from 0 degrees to 40 degrees C. Mass- and temperature-compensated resting metabolic rates of all organisms are similar: The lowest (for unicellular organisms and plants) is separated from the…Expand Abstract
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