Response to Comments on "Energy Uptake and Allocation During Ontogeny"
Our extended ontogenetic growth model is a theoretical model based on conservation of energy and general biological mechanisms underlying ontogenetic growth. We do not believe that the comments of Makarieva et al. and Sousa et al. expose substantive problems with our model. Nevertheless, they raise interesting, still unresolved questions and point to philosophical differences about the role of theory and of simple, general models as opposed to complicated, specific models.
W. Zuo et al., "Response to Comments on "Energy Uptake and Allocation During Ontogeny"," Science, vol. 325, no. 5945, pp. 1206-c, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sep 2009.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1171949
Keywords and Phrases
Biology; Energy Conservation; Energy Consumption; Model; Nonhuman; Note; Ontogeny; Priority Journal; Theory
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