Aging of Organisms

  • Heinz D. Osiewacz

Part of the Biology of Aging and its Modulation book series (BIMO, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. S. Michal Jazwinski
    Pages 1-30
  3. Karin Krupinska, Jon Falk, Klaus Humbeck
    Pages 55-78
  4. Heinz C. Schröder, Matthias Wiens, Werner E. G. Müller
    Pages 79-98
  5. Klaus-Günter Collatz
    Pages 99-123
  6. Linda Partridge, Scott D. Pletcher
    Pages 125-161
  7. Anders Olsen, James N. Sampayo, Gordon J. Lithgow
    Pages 163-199
  8. Donna J. Holmes
    Pages 201-219
  9. Yuji Ikeno, Holly Van Remmen
    Pages 221-246
  10. Holger Hoehn, Armin Renner
    Pages 247-269
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book


Biological aging as the time-depending general decline of biological systems associated with a progressively increasing mortality risk is a general phenomenom of great significance. The underlying processes are very complex and depending on genetic and environment factors. These factors encode or affect a network of interconnected cellular pathways. In no system this network has been deciphered in greater detail. However, the strategy of studying various biological systems has let to the identification of pathways and specific modules and makes it obvious that aging is the result of different overlapping mechanisms and pathways. Some of these appear to be conserved ("public") among species, others are specific or "private" and only of significance in one or a few organisms. This volume in the series on "Biology of aging and its modulation" specifically focuses on organismic aging. The book covers research on organisms from lower to higher complexity representing examples from very diverse taxa like photosynthetic plants, fungi, sponges, nematodes, flies, birds and mammals. Such a broad treatise of this complex topic provides a comprehensive "flavor" about the current issues dealt with in this rapidly growing scientific discipline.


Drosophila aging cell environment fungi genetics insects yeast

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz D. Osiewacz
    • 1
  1. 1.J.W. Goethe UniversityFrankfurtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6332-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0671-1
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