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Ecologists Say Metabolism Accounts for Why Natural Selection Favors Only Some Species

November 3, 2008

Bai-Lian Li Why are some species of plants and animals favored by natural selection? And, why does natural selection not favor other species similarly? According to a University of California, Riverside led research team, the answer lies in the rate of metabolism of a species--how fast a species consumes energy, per unit mass, per unit time. Full Story

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