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Why metabolic rates do not vary in direct proportion to body mass has long been the subject of debate. Progress has been made with the realization that no universal scaling exponent can be applied to them.

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White, C. There is no single p. Nature 464, 691–693 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/464691a

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