The Evolution of Endothermy: Role for Membranes and Molecular Activity By Paul L. Else, N. Turner and A.J. Hulbert Endothermy in Vertebrates: A Defining Property Characteristics (Compared to Ectotherms) High Rate of Metabolism/Oxygen Consumption
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The Evolution of Endothermy:Role for Membranes and Molecular Activity
Paul L. Else, N. Turner and A.J. Hulbert
(Compared to Ectotherms)
Why is there a higher rate of metabolism/O2 consumption???
There are differences in the overall rates of cellular processes when comparing endotherms to ectotherms.
(ex. Sodium pump / Protein synthesis
And thus the Membrane Pacemaker Theory of Metabolism…