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- S. Austad
- Environmental ScienceExperimental Gerontology
- 31 December 1991
Why do we age?
The evolutionary theory of ageing explains why ageing occurs and helps to clarify how the genome shapes the ageing process, thereby aiding the study of the genetic factors that influence longevity and age-associated diseases.
Forensic DNA typing.
- S. Austad
- 28 February 1992
Senescence in natural populations of animals: Widespread evidence and its implications for bio-gerontology
When Should Animals Tolerate Inbreeding?
The model suggests that for most mating systems, the sole factor determining whether inbreeding tolerance spreads is the cost of inbreeding avoidance, and that most forms of polygyny do not increase the payoff to inbreeding.
Comparative biology of mammalian telomeres: hypotheses on ancestral states and the roles of telomeres in longevity determination
Observations support a role for human‐like telomeres in allowing longer lifespans to evolve, demonstrate the need to include telomere length in the analysis of comparative studies of oxidative protection in the biology of aging, and identify which mammals can be used as appropriate model organisms for the study of the role of telomees in human cancer and aging.
Genetic analysis of ageing: role of oxidative damage and environmental stresses
The goal here is to seek evidence for common mechanisms among diverse organisms amenable to genetic analysis and oxidative damage is a candidate for such a public mechanism of ageing.
Mammalian aging, metabolism, and ecology: evidence from the bats and marsupials.
Bats have maximum life spans a minimum of 3 times those of nonflying eutherians--a trend resulting from neither low basal metabolic rate, the ability to enter torpor, nor large relative brain size, consistent with an evolutionary theory that posits exceptionally long life spans among mammals with reduced environmental vulnerability.
Why women live longer than men: sex differences in longevity.
- S. Austad
- BiologyGender Medicine
- 1 June 2006
Sources of Intraspecific Variation in Sperm Precedence in Red Flour Beetles
Results in T. castaneum and a reexamination of published studies reveal a high degree of intraspecific variation in sperm precedence, suggesting that mean values are insufficient to adequately characterize sperm-precedence patterns.