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Ecologists Say Metabolism Accounts for Why Natural Selection Favors Only Some Species
November 3, 2008
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.
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