Unity in diversity: a perspective on the methods, contributions, and future of comparative physiology.

@article{Somero2000UnityID,
  title={Unity in diversity: a perspective on the methods, contributions, and future of comparative physiology.},
  author={George N Somero},
  journal={Annual review of physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={62},
  pages={927-37}
}
This brief essay on the methods, objectives, achievements, and future promise of the discipline known as comparative physiology focuses on three principle issues. First, how is this discipline defined in terms of its approaches and goals? What does the adjective comparative denote, and what makes the comparative approach unique? Second, what are illustrative examples of the successes of the comparative method in the study of physiology? Why has the comparative approach so often been critical in… CONTINUE READING

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