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Physiology of Late Life

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/9780199754229.003.0010
Physiology of Late Life

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Hamiltonian theory suggests that the physiology of late life could be different from that of aging. Drosophila experiments comparing the physiology of aging with the physiology of late life corroborate this suggestion, but much work remains to be done.

Keywords: physiology; late-life; drosophila; Hamiltonian theory

Chapter.  2920 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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