Telomeres shorten and then lengthen before fledging in Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus)

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For all species, finite metabolic resources must be allocated toward three competing systems: maintenance, reproduction, and growth. Telomeres, the nucleoprotein tips of chromosomes, which shorten with age in most species, are correlated with increased survival. Chick growth is energetically costly and is associated with telomere shortening in most species… (More)
DOI: 10.18632/aging.101172

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@inproceedings{Cerchiara2017TelomeresSA, title={Telomeres shorten and then lengthen before fledging in Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus)}, author={Jack A Cerchiara and Rosa Ana Risques and Donna Prunkard and J. Smith and Olivia J. Kane and P. Dee Boersma}, booktitle={Aging}, year={2017} }