Aging and Death in an Organism That Reproduces by Morphologically Symmetric Division

@article{Stewart2005AgingAD,
  title={Aging and Death in an Organism That Reproduces by Morphologically Symmetric Division},
  author={Eric Jonathan Stewart and Richard Madden and Gregory Paul and François Taddei},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={531 - 546}
}
In macroscopic organisms, aging is often obvious; in single-celled organisms, where there is the greatest potential to identify the molecular mechanisms involved, identifying and quantifying aging is harder. The primary results in this area have come from organisms that share the traits of a visibly asymmetric division and an identifiable juvenile phase. As reproductive aging must require a differential distribution of aged and young components between parent and offspring, it has been… CONTINUE READING
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