Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 40 - 40.4 - Concept Check - Page 891: 1


Although both animals have the same mass, the mouse will eventually have a higher metabolic rate. This is because the mouse is an endothermic animal and endotherms exhibit an apparently higher metabolic rate than ectotherms.

Work Step by Step

pg.885 compares the BMR of an alligator (an ectotherm) to the BMR of a human (an endothem) and the human's BMR is significantly higher than the alligator.
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