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Evolutionary genetics of ageing in the wild: empirical patterns and future perspectives

Abstract:

1. Classical evolutionary theory states that senescence should arise as a consequence of the declining force of selection late in life. Although the quantitative genetic predictions of hypotheses derived from this theory have been extensively tested in laboratory studies of invertebrate systems, relatively little is known about the genetics of ageing in the wild. 2. Data from long-term ecological studies is increasingly allowing quantitative genetic approaches to be used in studies of senesce...

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Journal:
FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY
Volume:
22
Issue:
3
Pages:
431-442
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1365-2435
ISSN:
0269-8463
URN:
uuid:a7905d18-0dfd-4161-8b78-e3f14d91666a
Source identifiers:
252081
Local pid:
pubs:252081
Language:
English
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