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Table 4 Specific metabolic rates of organs and tissues across species (kcal/kg/day)

From: Expression of mitochondrial protein genes encoded by nuclear and mitochondrial genomes correlate with energy metabolism in dairy cattle

Species Heart Kidney Brain Liver Skeletal musclea Adipose Reference
Cattle 429 412 185 130 [36]
Sheep 588 496 255 200 [36]
Human 440 440 240 200 10–15 4.5 [4, 38]
  1. aRate for resting muscle