Temperature-size relations from the cellular-genomic perspective.

@article{Hessen2013TemperaturesizeRF,
  title={Temperature-size relations from the cellular-genomic perspective.},
  author={Dag Olav Hessen and Martin Daufresne and Hans Petter Leinaas},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={476-89}
}
A family of empirically based ecological 'rules', collectively known as temperature-size rules, predicts larger body size in colder environments. This prediction is based on studies demonstrating that a wide range of ectotherms show increased body size, cell size or genome size in low-temperature habitats, or that individuals raised at low temperature become larger than conspecifics raised at higher temperature. There is thus a potential for reduction in size with global warming, affecting all… CONTINUE READING

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