Insect Aging pp 182-199 | Cite as

Role of Steroids in Aging

  • D. M. Norris
  • K. D. P. Rao
  • H. M. Chu

Abstract

One of the better criteria for senescence in an animal is unequivocal decline in one or more physiological functions significantly before the death of the individual (Lockshin and Zimmermann 1983). Some long-lived insect imagoes are known to show overall changes in given physiological and biochemical activities and histological appearances which can appropriately be described as senescence (Rockstein and Miquel 1973). A particularly appealing criterion for senescence in an insect would be an equivalent of menopause (Lockshin and Zimmerman 1983).

Keywords

Cholesterol Estradiol Microbe Boulder Ergosterol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Norris
  • K. D. P. Rao
  • H. M. Chu
    • 1
  1. 1.642 Russell LaboratoriesUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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