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Table 2 Minimal sum of squares of residuals (SSR) and P values from the F test for reduction of variance for models that predict the basal metabolic rate

From: Data from necropsy studies and in vitro tissue studies lead to a model for allometric scaling of basal metabolic rate

Model SSR P* SSR/n SSR P* SSR/n
Kleiber's Law 18.87   0.0306 12.99   0.033
Equation (1) 16.62 0.057 0.0269 12.35 0.28 .0316
Equation (4) 15.98 0.019 0.0258 11.26 0.070 .0288
Equation (5) 15.90 0.017 0.0257 11.17 0.065 .0286
Equation (7) 15.93 0.018 0.0257 11.13 0.065 .0280
  1. * P value for reduction of variance calculated using the F test. The variance in the numerator is the variance from the optimal fit of Kleiber's law.
  2. Calculated using data from reference 11
  3. Calculated using data from reference 10