## (Solved) Earthworm scaling A. Assume that earthworms are shaped essentially like cylinders of length L and radius R and that growth in earthworms is...

Earthworm scaling A. Assume that earthworms are shaped essentially like cylinders of length L and radius R and that
growth in earthworms is isometric. What is the predicted value of the exponent (b, the scaling
coefficient) for each of the following scaling equations (ignore the allometric coefficient, a).
Remember: â€œA versus Bâ€ tells you that A is on the Y axis and B is on the X axis:
(1/4 pts each)
a) length (L) vs. mass (M): L = aMb
b) cross-sectional area (A) vs. mass (M): A = aMb
c) radius (R) vs. cross-sectional area (A): R = aAb
d) volume (V) vs. radius (R): V = aRb
e) mass (M) vs. total surface area (A): M = aAb
f) cross-sectional area (A) vs. total; surface area (A): A = aAb
B. (1/2 pt) Here is a graph of actual
measurements of body length (upper line)
and of the diameters of two particular
segments (15 and 50, lower lines) from a
sample of resting individuals of the
earthworm Lumbricus terrestris. What do
these data suggest about whether the
geometric scaling of growth in earthworms

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