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- Hirst, Andrew G., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012 v.109 no.47 pp. 19310-19314
- air; animals; aquatic organisms; body size; community structure; food production; freshwater; global warming; life history; mass; meta-analysis; oxygen; rearing; temperature; water uptake
- ... Most ectothermic organisms mature at smaller body sizes when reared in warmer conditions. This phenotypically plastic response, known as the “temperature-size rule” (TSR), is one of the most taxonomically widespread patterns in biology. However, the TSR remains a longstanding life-history puzzle for which no dominant driver has been found. We propose that oxygen supply plays a central role in expl ...
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