metabolism

Genome Size

Genome size links informational, structural, and functional dimensions of life

How does genome size constrain maximum metabolism?

Accepted paper explains how genome size limits maximum photosynthesis via its effects on cell size and packing density.

Genome downsizing, physiological novelty, and the global dominance of flowering plants

The abrupt origin and rapid diversification of the flowering plants during the Cretaceous has long been considered an “abominable mystery.” While the cause of their high diversity has been attributed largely to coevolution with pollinators and …

The human carbon budget: an estimate of the spatial distribution of metabolic carbon consumption and release in the United States

Carbon dioxide is taken up by agricultural crops and released soon after during the consumption of agricultural commodities. The global net impact of this process on carbon flux to the atmosphere is negligible, but impact on the spatial distribution …