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Does Aging Stop?$
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Laurence D. Mueller, Casandra L. Rauser, and Michael R. Rose

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199754229

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754229.001.0001

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Late-Life Mortality and Fecundity Plateaus Evolve

Late-Life Mortality and Fecundity Plateaus Evolve

(p.39) 4 Late-Life Mortality and Fecundity Plateaus Evolve
Does Aging Stop?

Laurence D. Muller

Oxford University Press

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

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