A quantitative interpretation of the metabolism-size relationship in animals

Y. Itazawa, S. Oikawa

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Abstract

Experimental studies with carp supported our hypothesis, that the regular decrease in the mass-specific rate of resting metabolism with increasing body mass may be explained principally by a combination of a decrease in the mass-specific rate of tissue metabolism, and an increase in the relative size of organs and parts of low metabolic activity with increasing body mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-153
Number of pages2
JournalExperientia
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology

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