Telomeres shorten more slowly in slow-aging wild animals than in fast-aging ones.

@article{Dantzer2015TelomeresSM,
  title={Telomeres shorten more slowly in slow-aging wild animals than in fast-aging ones.},
  author={Ben Dantzer and Quinn E. Fletcher},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  year={2015},
  volume={71},
  pages={38-47}
}
Research on the physiological causes of senescence aim to identify common physiological mechanisms that explain age-related declines in fitness across taxonomic groups. Telomeres are repetitive nucleotide sequences found on the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. Past research indicates that telomere attrition is strongly correlated with inter-specific rates of aging, though these studies cannot distinguish whether telomere attrition is a cause or consequence of the aging process. We extend… CONTINUE READING
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