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The metabolic basis of whole-organism RNA and phosphorus content
 

Summary: The metabolic basis of whole-organism RNA
and phosphorus content
James F. Gillooly*
, Andrew P. Allen
, James H. Brown*§
, James J. Elser¶
, Carlos Martinez del Rio , Van M. Savage§
**,
Geoffrey B. West§
**, William H. Woodruff
, and H. Arthur Woods
*Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101; §Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501; Department of Zoology and Physiology,
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071; ¶Department of Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1501; **Theoretical
Division T8 MS B285 and Bioscience Division B4 MS J585, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545; and Section of
Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712
Communicated by Mimi A. R. Koehl, University of California, Berkeley, CA, June 18, 2005 (received for review April 21, 2004)
Understanding the storage, flux, and turnover of nutrients in
organisms is important for quantifying contributions of biota to
biogeochemical cycles. Here we present a model that predicts the

  

Source: Allen, Andrew P. - National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology