Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Morgan CC, Mc Cartney AM, Donoghue MT, Loughran NB, Spillane C, Teeling EC, O Connell MJ
2013
November
BMC Evolutionary Biology
Molecular adaptation of telomere associated genes in mammals.
Published
Altmetric: 5WOS: 14 ()
Optional Fields
13
1
Placental mammals display a huge range of life history traits, including size, longevity, metabolic rate and germ line generation time. Although a number of general trends have been proposed between these traits, there are exceptions that warrant further investigation. Species such as naked mole rat, human and certain bat species all exhibit extreme longevity with respect to body size. It has long been established that telomeres and telomere maintenance have a clear role in ageing but it has not yet been established whether there is evidence for adaptation in telomere maintenance proteins that could account for increased longevity in these species.
10.1186/1471-2148-13-251
Grant Details
Publication Themes