Increase in size from largest animal (blue whale) to largest plant (giant sequoia)

Value 1.5 Orders of magnitude
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference Payne JL et al., Two-phase increase in the maximum size of life over 3.5 billion years reflects biological innovation and environmental opportunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jan 6 106(1):24-7 p.25 left column paragraph above bottomPubMed ID19106296
Method Researchers document the evolutionary history of body size on Earth, focusing on the upper limit to size.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107059