Life span: does the limit to survival depend upon metabolic efficiency under stress?

@article{Parsons2002LifeSD,
  title={Life span: does the limit to survival depend upon metabolic efficiency under stress?},
  author={Peter A. Parsons},
  journal={Biogerontology},
  year={2002},
  volume={3},
  pages={233-241}
}
Survival to old age in natural populations is enhanced by high vitality and resilience which depends upon substantial homeostasis and energetic amd metabolic efficiency underlain by genes for stress resistance. Under this assumption increased longevity follows from primary selection for stress resistance where stress targets energy carriers. Furthermore old… CONTINUE READING