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How does group interaction and its severance affect life expectancy

@article{Wang2013HowDG,
  title={How does group interaction and its severance affect life expectancy},
  author={Lei Wang and Yijuan Xu and Zengru Di and Bertrand M. Roehner},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract The phenomenonof apoptosisobserved in cell cultures consists in the fact that unless cellspermanently receive a “Stay alive” signal from their neighb ors, they are bound to die. A natural ques-tion is whether manifestations of this apoptosis paradigm can also be observed in other organizationsof living organisms. In this paper we report results from a two-year long campaign of experiments onthree species of ants and one species of (tephritid) fruit fli es. In these experiments… 

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