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. 2005 Jul;6 Spec No(Suppl 1):S14-9.
doi: 10.1038/sj.embor.7400425.

Programmed Ageing: The Theory of Maximal Metabolic Scope. How Does the Biological Clock Tick?

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Programmed Ageing: The Theory of Maximal Metabolic Scope. How Does the Biological Clock Tick?

Roland Prinzinger. EMBO Rep. .
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Abstract

How does the biological clock tick?

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Figure 1
Schematic view of allometry (log–log scale) of (A) lifespan, (B) metabolic rate and (C) total lifetime energy consumption.
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Figure 2
Duration of the three life stages in birds expressed in different time units.
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Figure 3
Examples for the allometry of different physiological times (log–log scale) in birds and mammals. They all show mass dependencies that are approximately proportional to M+0.25 (same slope of curves). The numbers in parentheses represent the theoretical maximum number of those cycles during one life (based on the calculation procedure of Fig 1; Prinzinger, 1996).
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