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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


Evolution of Lifelong Heterogeneity

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/9780199754229.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

It is unlikely that lifelong heterogeneity in robustness will be extreme, if it occurs at all. Natural selection will favor genotypes with much greater robustness, reducing the genetic variance for ... 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


Late Life in Human Populations

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/9780199754229.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Late life was first detected in human populations, despite the very late occurrence of late life in humans. Recent data from supercentenarians provide strong evidence of a late-life mortality rate ... More


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