Genetic dissection of late-life fertility in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Abstract

The large post-reproductive life span reported for the free-living hermaphroditic nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, which lives for about 10 days after its 5-day period of self-reproduction, seems at odds with evolutionary theory. Species with long post-reproductive life spans such as mammals are sometimes explained by a need for parental care or transfer… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glr089

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