Chapter

Late-Life Mortality and Fecundity Plateaus Evolve

Laurence D. Muller

in Does Aging Stop?

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199754229
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896714 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.003.0004
Late-Life Mortality and Fecundity Plateaus Evolve

Show Summary Details

Preview

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

Keywords: Drosophila; Hamiltonian theory; mortality plateaus; fecundity plateaus

Chapter.  4774 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.