Mammalian basal metabolic rate is proportional to body mass2/3.

@article{White2003MammalianBM,
  title={Mammalian basal metabolic rate is proportional to body mass2/3.},
  author={Craig R White and Roger S Seymour},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={100 7},
  pages={
          4046-9
        }
}
The relationship between mammalian basal metabolic rate (BMR, ml of O(2) per h) and body mass (M, g) has been the subject of regular investigation for over a century. Typically, the relationship is expressed as an allometric equation of the form BMR = aM(b). The scaling exponent (b) is a point of contention throughout this body of literature, within which arguments for and against geometric (b = 2/3) and quarter-power (b = 3/4) scaling are made and rebutted. Recently, interest in the topic has… CONTINUE READING

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