Oxidative stress as a mediator of life history trade-offs: mechanisms, measurements and interpretation.

@article{Monaghan2009OxidativeSA,
  title={Oxidative stress as a mediator of life history trade-offs: mechanisms, measurements and interpretation.},
  author={Pat Monaghan and Neil B. Metcalfe and Roxana Torres},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          75-92
        }
}
The concept of trade-offs is central to our understanding of life-history evolution. The underlying mechanisms, however, have been little studied. Oxidative stress results from a mismatch between the production of damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the organism's capacity to mitigate their damaging effects. Managing oxidative stress is likely to be a major determinant of life histories, as virtually all activities generate ROS. There is a recent burgeoning of interest in how oxidative… 

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