Aging, Sex, and DNA Repair

Aging, Sex, and DNA Repair

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Why organisms age and why sexual reproduction exists are major unsolved problems in biology. This book provides an integrated explanation of aging and sex based on current knowledge of DNA damage and repair. Key Features * Discusses the universality of the problem of DNA damage * Describes aging as a consequence of accumulated DNA damage * Considers meiosis as an adaptation for DNA repair * Discusses mating in eukaryotes as an adaptation for masking mutationThis group includes neurons of all types, cardiac muscle cells, skeletal muscle cells, molar odontoblasts, and Sertoli cells of the testis. 11. Low DNA Repair in Postmitotic Muscle and Neuronal Tissue Alexander (1967) was the first to speculateanbsp;...

Title:Aging, Sex, and DNA Repair
Author:Gerard Meurant
Publisher:Academic Press - 2012-12-02


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