Evolutionary Biodemography


Evolutionary Biodemography and the Age-Specific Mortality of Hydra

Ralf Schaible, James W. Vaupel, Meir Sussman, Venelina Sugareva, Maciej Danko, Alexander Scheuerlein; in Collaboration with Daniel Martínez (Pomona College, Claremont, USA)

Hydra presents an interesting deviation from typical life histories: It has an extensive capacity to regenerate and self-renew, and seems to defy the aging process.Detailed description

Research keywords: Ageing, Mortality and Longevity; Biodemography


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