The evolution of late life

@article{Rauser2006TheEO,
  title={The evolution of late life},
  author={C. Rauser and L. Mueller and M. Rose},
  journal={Ageing Research Reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={14-32}
}
  • C. Rauser, L. Mueller, M. Rose
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ageing Research Reviews
  • Late life is a distinct phase of life characterized by a cessation in the deterioration of survivorship and fecundity characteristic of normal aging. Several theories have been proposed to explain non-aging at late ages, specifically with regards to late-life mortality-rate plateaus. All such theories must be compatible with formal evolutionary theory and experimental findings. Here, we develop a critique of theories of late life based on evolutionary biology. 
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