The evolution of prolonged life after reproduction.

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Why females of some species cease ovulation before the end of their natural lifespan is a longstanding evolutionary puzzle. For many species in captivity, post-reproductive life is simply an epiphenomenon of lengthened lifespan. Yet in natural populations of humans as well as some cetaceans and insects, reproductive senescence occurs much faster than… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.04.011

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@article{Croft2015TheEO, title={The evolution of prolonged life after reproduction.}, author={Darren P Croft and Lauren J N Brent and Daniel W. Franks and Michael A Cant}, journal={Trends in ecology & evolution}, year={2015}, volume={30 7}, pages={407-16} }