Re-evaluating a test of the heterogeneity explanation for mortality plateaus.
[Drapeau, M.D., Gass, E.K., Simison, M.D., Mueller, L.D., Rose, M.R., 2000. Testing the heterogeneity theory of late-life mortality plateaus by using cohorts of Drosophila melanogaster, Experimental Gerontology, 35 71-84.] tested, in populations of Drosophila melanogaster, a prediction of the heterogeneity explanation for mortality plateaus. They concluded that heterogeneity could not explain their results. We contend here that the statistical analysis was flawed. It was declared that there w...Expand abstract
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