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Title The evolution of senescence in the tree of life / edited by Richard P. Shefferson, Organization for Programs on Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Owen R. Jones, Max Planck Center on the Biodemography of Aging and Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, Roberto Salguero-Gómez, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, School of Biological Sciences, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia, Evolutionary Demography Laboratory, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany and Department of Zoology, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 428 pages) : illustrations
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Top researchers in the field introduce interdisciplinary perspectives on senescence, presenting new insights and cutting-edge research.
Contents Introduction : wilting leaves and rotting branches--reconciling evolutionary perspectives on senescence / Richard P. Shefferson, Owen R. Jones and Roberto Salguero-Gómez -- Part I. Theory of senescence. The disposable soma theory : origins and evolution / Thomas B.L. Kirkwood -- A Hamiltonian demography of life history / Michael R. Rose, Lee F. Greer, Kevin H. Phung, Grant A. Rutledge, Mark A. Phillips, Christian N.K. Anderson and Laurence D. Mueller -- Senescence, selection gradients and mortality / Hal Caswell and Esther Shyu -- Taxonomic diversity, complexity and the evolution of senescence / Alan A. Cohen -- Part II. Senescence in animals. Evolutionary demography of the human mortality profile / Oskar Burger -- Senescence in mammalian life history traits / Jean-Michel Gaillard, Michael Garratt and Jean-François Lemaître -- Avian escape artists? : patterns, processes and costs of senescence in wild birds / Sandra Bouwhuis and Oscar Vedder -- The evolution of senescence in nature / Andrew I. Furness and David N. Reznick -- Explaining extraordinary life spans : the proximate and ultimate causes of differential life span in social insects / Eric Lucas and Laurent Keller -- Senescence in modular animals : botryllid ascidians as a unique ageing system / Baruch Rinkevich -- Hydra : evolutionary and biological mechanisms for non-senescence / Ralf Schaible, Felix Ringelhan, Boris H. Kramer and Alexander Scheuerlein -- Part III. Senescence in plants. Physiological and biochemical processes related to ageing and senescence in plants / Maurizio Mencuccini and Sergi Munné-Bosch -- The evolution of senescence in annual plants : the importance of phenology and the potential for plasticity / Liana T. Burghardt and C. Jessica E. Metcalf -- Demographic senescence in herbaceous plants / Johan P. Dahlgren and Deborah A. Roach -- Complex life histories and senescence in plants : avenues to escape age-related decline? / Jennifer Gremer, Satu Ramula, Bård Pedersen, Elizabeth Crone, Peter Lesica, Anne Jäkäläniemi and Juha Tuomi -- Part IV. Senescence in microbes. Why some fungi senescence and others do not : an evolutionary perspective on fungal senescence / Marc F.P.M. Maas, Alfons J.M. Debets, Bas J. Zwaan and Anne D. van Diepeningen -- Yeast ageing : reproduction strategies determine the longevity of budding and fission yeasts / Tomasz Bilinski and Renata Zadrag-Tecza -- Organismal senescence in plant--fungal symbioses / Richard P. Shefferson and Charles C. Cowden -- Part V. Senescence across the tree of life. Life history trade-offs modulate the speed of senescence / Roberto Salguero-Gómez and Owen R. Jones.
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Subject Animals -- Longevity.
Animals -- Longevity.
Plants -- Longevity.
Plants -- Longevity.
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Shefferson, Richard P., 1976- editor.
Jones, Owen R. (Professor of biology), editor.
Salguero-Gómez, Roberto, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Evolution of senescence in the tree of life 9781107078505 (DLC) 2016047008 (OCoLC)958448956
ISBN 9781108139809 (electronic book)
1108139809 (electronic book)
9781139939867 (electronic book)
1139939866 (electronic book)
9781107078505 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
1107078504 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
9781107435582 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
1107435587 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 10.1017/9781139939867