Longitudinal studies confirm faster telomere erosion in short-lived bird species
2016 (English)In: Journal of Ornithology = Journal fur Ornithologie, ISSN 0021-8375, E-ISSN 1439-0361, Vol. 157, no 1, 373-375 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Evidence is accumulating that telomeres become shorter with advancing age and possibly explain some of the observed variation in longevity. Cross-sectional analyses have shown that species with shorter lifespans lose more telomeric repeats with age than species with longer lifespans. Using existing data from longitudinal studies performed on several bird species, we confirmed a negative relationship between the rate of telomere shortening and maximum longevity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 157, no 1, 373-375 p.
Ageing, Wild population, Blue Tit, Longevity, Lifespan
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277802DOI: 10.1007/s10336-015-1304-4ISI: 000368610900038OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-277802DiVA: diva2:905753