Juvenile salmon with high standard metabolic rates have higher energy costs but can process meals faster.

@article{Millidine2009JuvenileSW,
  title={Juvenile salmon with high standard metabolic rates have higher energy costs but can process meals faster.},
  author={Karen Jane Millidine and John D Armstrong and Neil B. Metcalfe},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={276 1664},
  pages={2103-8}
}
Basal or standard metabolic rate (SMR) has been found to exhibit substantial intraspecific variation in a range of taxa, but the consequences of this variation are little understood. Here we explore how SMR is related to the energy cost of processing food, known as apparent specific dynamic action or the heat increment of feeding. Using juvenile Atlantic salmon Salmo salar, we show that fishes with a higher SMR had a higher peak and a greater total energy expenditure when digesting a given size… CONTINUE READING

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