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Discovery of Late Life

Laurence D. Mueller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Human demographers have long noticed and documented a reduction in the acceleration of human mortality rates with age. But this pattern in human data was not considered of general scientific ... More


Late-Life Mortality and Fecundity Plateaus Evolve

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In Drosophila laboratory evolution, mortality and fecundity plateaus evolve in the manner predicted by Hamiltonian theory. These ‘strong inference’ experiments provide corroboration for the ... More


Introduction: A Third Phase of Life

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754229
eISBN:
9780199896714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

There is a third phase of life, following development and aging, which we call late life. Late life is characterized by relative flat mortality and fecundity rates or plateaus. Late life requires ... More


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