The evolution of aging phenotypes in snakes: a review and synthesis with new data

@article{Bronikowski2008TheEO,
  title={The evolution of aging phenotypes in snakes: a review and synthesis with new data},
  author={Anne M. Bronikowski},
  journal={AGE},
  year={2008},
  volume={30},
  pages={169-176}
}
Reptiles are underutilized vertebrate models in the study of the evolution and persistence of senescence. Their unique physiology, indeterminate growth, and increasing fecundity across the adult female lifespan motivate the study of how physiology at the mechanistic level, life history at the organismal level, and natural selection at the evolutionary timescale define lifespan in this diverse taxonomic group. Reviewed here are, first, comparative results of cellular metabolic studies conducted… CONTINUE READING