Vital Rates from the Action of Mutation Accumulation

@article{Wachter2009VitalRF,
  title={Vital Rates from the Action of Mutation Accumulation},
  author={K. Wachter and D. Steinsaltz and S. Evans},
  journal={Journal of Population Ageing},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={5 - 22}
}
  • K. Wachter, D. Steinsaltz, S. Evans
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Population Ageing
  • New models for evolutionary processes of mutation accumulation allow hypotheses about the age-specificity of mutational effects to be translated into predictions of heterogeneous population hazard functions. We apply these models to questions in the biodemography of longevity, including proposed explanations of Gompertz hazards and mortality plateaus. 
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