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Evolution of Longevity and Survival Characteristics in Mammals

  • George A. Sacher

Abstract

The comparative analysis of aging patterns in mammals is at present in a highly fragmented state, because the data now available were gathered by investigators from various disciplines for various purposes, and are not all equally suitable for the purposes of this survey. Nevertheless, it is possible to discern evidence of a consistent pattern of longevity and aging in the class Mammalia. This brief review will examine this pattern, although the paucity of data in some areas limits the discussion to a semiquantitative examination of the possibilities.

Keywords

Survival Characteristic Life Table Brain Size Brain Weight Senescence Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George A. Sacher
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  1. 1.Division of Biological and Medical ResearchArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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