Inherited stress resistance and longevity: a stress theory of ageing

@article{Parsons1995InheritedSR,
  title={Inherited stress resistance and longevity: a stress theory of ageing},
  author={Peter A. Parsons},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1995},
  volume={75},
  pages={216-221}
}
Ageing is considered in the context of the abiotic stresses to which free-living organisms are normally exposed. Assuming that the primary target of selection of stress is at the level of energy carriers, trade-offs under the rate-of-living theory of ageing predict increased longevity from selection for stress resistance. Changes in longevity then become incidental to selection for stress resistance. I therefore suggest the reformulation of the rate-of-living theory to become a stress theory of… CONTINUE READING

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