Lecture14.Scaling

Lecture14.Scaling - LS2 Prof George V Lauder Lect 14...

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LS2: Prof. George V. Lauder Lect. 14: Scaling – analyzing the effects of size in anatomy and physiology But size is not everything … see the MythBusters elephant and mouse video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXiMs65ZAeU
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Outline Assigned reading: Custom text, green pages 383-392 Scaling and allometry: the importance of size Scaling basics The allometric equation Geometric similarity Isometric expectations 4 examples 1. Metabolic rate scaling 2. Cost of transport during swimming, flying, and running 3. Respiratory system scaling (thought preparation for next lecture!) 4. Elephants and LSD
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Size varies enormously and has a significant impact on function
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Scaling and allometry: the importance of size Scaling : how organismal structure and function changes with size Allometry : the study of size and its consequences for organismal function (These are roughly equivalent terms, often used interchangeably.)
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