Evolutionary Biology of Aging

Evolutionary Biology of Aging

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In this provocative book on the process of growing old, Michael Rose goes right to the heart of the fundamental "unsolved problem" of biology. Why do we grow old? The proposed theory is that to understand aging we must understand its evolution; only then do its taxonomic distribution and its genetic and physiological mechanisms become intelligible. Evidence is produced from the fields of cell biology, physiology, and gerontology.show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 153.9 x 233.9 x 18.8mm | 398.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line drawings, tables
  • 0195095308
  • 9780195095302

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Reviews from the hardback edition: ...Fills a long empty space on the evolutionary biological bookshelf Times Higher Education Supplement A welcome addition to the bookshelf... Natureshow more

Table of contents

The evolutionary theory of aging; Observation of aging; Experimental tests of the evolutionary theory of aging; Genetic mechanisms form the evolution of aging; Comparative biology of aging; An evolutionary perspective on organismal theories of aging; An evolutionary perspective on cellular and molecular theories of aging; The future of gerontology.show more

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